Monday, March 10, 2008

Jodhaa Akbar goes south

NDTV, Natasha Raj

Ashutosh Gowariker's epic romance Jodha Akbar will now be seen in down south. Tamil audiences who saw Bollywood's hottest pair Aishwarya Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan sizzle in the dubbed version of Dhoom 2 will once again hear them speak in Tamil.

The Hindi version of Jodha Akbar, which was released world wide three weeks ago is said to have collected around Rs 70 crore with Chennai alone making grand collections crossing the Rs 65 lakh mark.

With 60 prints in Tamil, the producers are certain that the dubbed version of the movie will draw in more audiences, especially those who had trouble understanding dialogues, which had a light dose of Urdu.

"We believe they are superstars here also. They are well known across the country and well known in the south and we want to cash on that," said Henry, Distribution Head (South), UTV Motion Pictures.

The music of the film has been scored by the Mozart of the south, A R Rehman. He has worked his magic in the dubbed version as well.

A bonus will certainly be a grand release of this movie in Telugu following a star studded premiere in Hyderabad, which will be attended by none other than the cast and crew of Jodha Akbar including Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Bachchan, A R Rehman and the man himself who has created box office history, Ashutosh Gowariker.

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