Superstar Rajinikanth is not only popular in Tamil Nadu, but also has a huge fan following in Andhra Pradesh. His last outing Robot, the dubbed version of Endhiraan, has superhit movie at the AP Box Office. The Tamil actor, who is now set to woo the Telugu audience with his next film, has recently started dubbing for Vikram Simha, which is the Telugu version of his much-hyped film Kochadaiyaan.
Vikram Simha is a period film, which has been directed by Soundarya R Ashwin. KS Ravikumar, who has penned the script for the movie, says that the film drew reference to an alternate name of Hindu deity Shiva, while also being partly inspired by the name of the Pandya Dynasty king Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran. He adds that the plot will be a fictional account with small references to Indian history.
Kochadaiyaan went on floors on 19 January, 2012, and its shooting was wrapped in November 2012. The film, which is simultaneously released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and English, is currently in the post-production stage. Rajinikanth is now dubbing for the Telugu version of the film. Hyderabad-based Lakshmy Ganpathy Films has purchased the distribution rights of this version. Continue to see the pictures and read more about the film in the slideshow.