Tamil actor Vikram made a name for himself as a versatile actor. He bagged the best actor National Film Award for his role in Bala’s Pitamagan. He impressed everyone with his acting prowess in Aparichithudu.
Now Mani Ratnam is making a contemporary social film version of the epic Ramayan. Vikram plays the hero in Tamil version along with Aishwarya Rai. In the Hindi version of Ramayan, he plays the villain, while Abhishek Bachchan plays the male lead along with Aish as heroine.
Vikram is thus making his Bollywood debut as villain and not as hero. Ramayan is a big budget film and being made in collaboration with an Indian media major and a big time Hollywood studio. The film will have Telugu and English versions also.