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Named Makkhi, the film will be out in a month
Suresh Kavirayani (BOMBAY TIMES; July 28, 2012)
Director S S Rajamouli had earlier announced that he’d be releasing his Tamil-Telugu bilingual Eega (Naan Ee) in Hindi by this year end. There was also speculation that Abhishek Bachchan would be essaying Nani’s role, and the movie would be made in 3D. But, Rajamouli rubbishes all these rumours, confirming only that he’s working on the Hindi version.
He says, “We will be releasing Makkhi, the Hindi version of Eega, in a month’s time.” When asked if he had approached Bachchan for it, he categorically stated, “We have not approached Abhishek or any actor from the Hindi film industry. There will be no 3D version; we’re making a few changes in the Hindi version. In Telugu, the fly dances to Chiranjeevi songs, but in its Bollywood avatar, it’ll groove to Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan hits.”
Given that the 3D rumour was very strong in the industry, we asked producer Suresh Babu if they ever had planned for it. He said, “Initially, we did plan to make it in 3D as the animated fly makes for great threedimensional visuals. But we had to drop the idea because it was time-consuming. Besides, it costs nearly 7 crore to change the format.” As Eega makes its debut flight to B-Town, will it be able to recreate the magic there? Watch this space for more buzz.
By Subhash K. Jha, April 15, 2011 – 15:07 IST
Abhishek Bachchan talks to Subhash K Jha on his films and co-stars…
Two releases within a month, both taking you into space that you’ve hardly been in before. Any trepidation? If you believe in what you do, it doesn’t matter how soon the films are released. But yes, ideally I’d have liked a gap between the two films. It’s not in my hands. At the end of the day we actors are only needed to act. But I’m proud of both films. I leave the rest to God. I’d like to believe my audience expects a lot from me. As a film actor, I’d like to fulfil their wishes. Our main aim is to entertain. Game and Dum Maaro Dum (DMD) are separate genres of films. Game was a whodunit, a genre I’d never done before, where as Dum Maaro Dum is an action thriller,
Last year you did films that were more epic in nature like Raavan and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. Were they tougher to shoot? No, I don’t think the genre of a film should dictate how much of yourself you give to your films. As an actor it’s not my job to prioritize my projects. Every film has to be equally important. Every role has to be your favourite role. You just have to go with your instincts and do what you like. Basically I want to do entertaining films. Beyond that I don’t need to question my choices. I just follow my heart.I treated both Abhinay and Rohan like thorough professionals
Game was directed by first-timer Abhinay Deo while DMD was with one your oldest More >
Producer-director Rohan Sippy’s gritty, hard-hitting film on the drug racket in Goa, inspired by Hollywood’s Traffic, has finally found a second hero.
The role, which was initially offered to Farhan Akhtar and Emraan Hashmi, has now gone to Rana Daggubati, the Telugu star-on-the-rise, based in Hyderabad. Abhishek Bachchan is playing the lead role in the film.
Rana is a rage in the Telugu film industry after he made his acting debut with the hard-hitting political thriller, Leader. He was chosen to play Abhishek Bachchan’s co-star because he fit the bill.
A source says, “It is the character of a Goan musician. When Rohan saw Rana’s picture, he was stuck by how Goan the Telugu actor looked. The Sippys saw Rana’s film, Leader, and knew he was right. The role is as powerful as Abhishek’s.”
The formalities were completed last week. Incidentally, Rana is not new to the film world. He comes from an illustrious film family. His grandfather is Andhra-based producer D Rama Naidu (who has produced 110 films including superhits in Hindi like Prem Nagar and Tohfa). His father is a distinguished producer Suresh Babu, while his uncle is the popular Telugu star Venkatesh.
Rana will now be another South Indian actor trying his luck in Hindi films after the likes of Kamal Haasan. Rajnikant, Chiranjeevi and Rana’s uncle, More >