The culture of freemakes is quite prevalent in the Indian cinema and normally it is the Hollywood or the Korean movies which are the root source. However, such inspirations are normally taken for tier two and tier three movies. Maximum effort is kept to come up with something original when it comes to big stars and their movies.
Given that, an interesting discussion is currently happening on the characterization of superstar Mahesh Babu for his new movie. This is being helmed by the extravagant director Vamshi Paidipally and the talk is that Mahesh’s character would be quite similar to that of Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan in the Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’.
While one group has denied such a thing there are those who say Vamshi is known to take inspiration from other sources and create his characters. At the end of the day, if it can engage the audience and provide the right kind of entertainment it doesn’t matter whether Mahesh is aping Aamir or anyone else.