» Tribute To Shahrukh Khan: Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Gets Dubbed As 'Fauji'
Tribute To Shahrukh Khan: Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Gets Dubbed As 'Fauji'
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Brad Pitt's Fury, the India release of which has been
pushed ahead by two weeks to avoid proximity with Shah Rukh Khan's
Diwali offering Happy New Year, will be dubbed in
Hindi as Fauji - inspired by the title of the Bollywood
superstar's 1988 TV show.
Since Fury features a Hollywood star as big as Brad
Pitt, and that too in the role of an army sergeant, the film's
distributors in India are also dubbing it in Hindi.
The decision to rename Fury as Fauji cropped
up as a tribute to Shah Rukh, who played an army officer in his TV
show of the same name, which was among his initial works in Indian
"We feel that the film connect will be phenomenal. War films
generally have a connect with the Indian audiences due to our own
trysts with wars and battles. Brad Pitt epitomizes the essence of a
'fauji' and hence we have decided to release the dubbed version of
'Fury' as 'Fauji'," Deepak Sharma, chief operating officer, PVR
Pictures, said in a statement.
Like SRK, Pitt had started his career in a big way from the
small screen. Both of them worked their way to success on the
silver screen, and they now savour global popularity.
A war drama, Fury will splash across Indian screens Oct
31, two weeks after its international release Oct 17. The decision
was taken keeping in mind the Diwali festivities and the release of
Shah Rukh's Happy New Year.
The film also stars Shia Labeouf, and its trailer has received
rave reviews internationally.