Why only Tamil actors are playing AP CM Jagan on screen?

As Telugu actors opt out, Ajmal Ameer and Jiva step into the shoes of CM Jagan Mohan Reddy for 'Vyooham' and 'Yatra 2'

Hyderabad: With the Telugu actors shying away from reprising the role of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on screen, three Kollywood actors have jumped into the bandwagon.

Ajmal Ameer is playing the role in ‘Vyooham’, while another Tamil actor Jiva is donning the role of revered politician in ‘Yatra 2’. “Tamil actors are the best choice since many Telugu actors refused to play Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to avoid any kind of political affiliations," says a producer and adds, “Another Tamil actor is donning the role of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister in another political potboiler “Amaravati Files and his name will be disclosed at the time of release,” he adds.

Actually, Ajmal had played Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in Ram Gopal Varma’s earlier movie ‘Amma Rajyamlo Kadapa Bidalu’ and he had to just repeat his act and already gained acclaim. “Ram Gopal Varma is known for dishing out films on real-life personalities. He takes special interest in designing those characters close to real persons and also helps actors slip into the roles with ease. He has complete command over making biographies these days,” he adds. He also goes on to add that director Mahi V Raghav also tasted success by casting Malayalam superstar Mammootty in ‘Yatra’ and now he has roped in Tamil star Jiva, who was seen in films like “Kho’, to don the much-respected role in 'Yatra 2'.

"Jiva seemed apt for this role and looked and behaved almost similar to YSRCP supremo if you go by the trailer," he points out.

While these two films are going to glorify the image of Y S Jagan before elections, another hard-hitting film ‘Amaravathi Files’ would take potshots against him. “The makers of ‘Amaravati Files’ are holding the cards close to their chest since it would be a film supporting the agitation of Amaravati farmers against the government-led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister for shifting the capital from Amaravati and bound to show him in poor light,” he concludes.

It remains to be seen who would score high by portraying the real-life character more authentically and draw appreciation from viewers for their performances in the days to come.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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