While on UTV, their next venture Jodha Akbar, directed
by Ashutosh Gowariker, will be dubbed in Tamil and Telugu
languages. That"s not all, UTV has plans of releasing the two
versions extensively in these two markets.
UTV"s current plans are to release the magnum opus in 1,000 +
screens in the domestic market in the three languages [Hindi,
Tamil, Telugu]. “Don"t be surprised if the number of screens touch
1,200," Suniel Wadhwa, Associate Vice President - India
Distribution, UTV informs me. The breakdown [as on this date] is as
follows:- Hindi version 750, Telugu version 150 and Tamil version
100 screens. Incidentally, Hrithik Roshan"s previous movies,
Dhoom 2 and Krrish, were also dubbed in Telugu
and Tamil languages.
The Telugu trailers of Jodha Akbar were unleashed
during Dassera week [18th October] with Athidhi, with 248
trailers [352 screens] across Andhra Pradesh, while the Tamil
trailers were released during the Diwali week [9th November] with
Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Vel.