Ram Gopal Varma is now shooting his “Rakta Charitra” based on the life and times of Paritala Ravindra, an ex-naxalite turned faction fighter cum politician belonging to the Telugu Desam Party who was assassinated following the dictum : “Those who live by the sword die by the sword.”
RGV is making this film in Telugu and Hindi. In the latter version veteran Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shatrughan Sinha is playing the role of the late NT Rama Rao who founded the TDP and brought in Paritala into the political stream.
For this particular role, RGV wanted ShotGun to shave off his moustache and the actor obliged. The tragic relinquishment of the trademark ShotGun mush came after weeks of persuasion or is it the strategic makeover?
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