Don was the cult hit of the 1960’s in which Amitabh Bachchan starred as the poor but honest hero masquerading as the evil don. The film proved to be a super duper hit and it was remade in Tamil as Billa and Rajinikanth set the style standard for that era with polka dotted waistcoat and superlative bell bottoms.
Fast forward to the present and in 2007, Billa was remade in Tamil with Ajith as the style statement for the 21st century. Nayantara’s role, inspired by Angelina Jolie’s look in Tomb Raider, took her to dizzying heights of stardom. It was dubbed in Telugu with gratifying results as it stormed the box-office in spite of being a Tamil flick dubbed in Telugu.
Now Prabhas is acting in a Telugu film based on Billa’s script, Meher Ramesh is directing it with Anushka essaying Nayantara’s role, complete with bikini. Namitha is doing the same role that she did in the Tamil version. Krishnam Raju has a very special role.
Prabhas’ brother, Prabodh and Narendra are producing it under Gopi Krishna Movies banner. Meher Ramesh made his directorial debut in Kantri starring Junior NTR. Hansika Motwani, who was the heroine in Kantri, has a cameo in this untitled Telugu version of Billa