By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Tuesday, 27, November, 2007
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.