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UTV said that they have postponed the release of the Tamil version of Jodhaa Akbar for a while. So, only the Hindi version of the film will hit screens on 15th of February. Earlier UTV had announced that there will be a Tamil and Telugu version and also that they had completed the dubbing for these versions. The market buzz is that UTV wanted Rs.3 crores for the Tamil and Hindi version rights of the of the Hrithik Roshan - Aishwarya starred epic for Tamilnadu and Kerala.
But nobody is willing to pay such hugh amounts even though Hrithik's Krish and Dhoom-2 garnered close to Rs 2 crore in these states. The running time of the film film is almost 3 and a half hours. A film this long is considered a viable proposition for distributors because normal Tamil films are a maximum of 2 and a half hours long.
Ashutosh Gowarikar, the director, is also very particular that no single scene is deleted from the final print – that it should be screened as it is. According to the Tamilnadu distributors of the film, only the the Hindi version will hit screens in the state with limited prints. If the film is declared a hit, only then will the Tamil version will be released.
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