South superstar Vikram is supposed to make his Bollywood debut with Mani Ratnam"s Raavan. He plays Aishwarya Bachchan"s hubby in the film. But now much before Raavan"s release, two of Vikram"s Tamil hit films have been dubbed in Hindi. While his Anniyan dubbed as Aparichit came in 2006, last Friday his Dhill was released as Meri Aan-Man in Work. Interestingly, this Meri Aan-Man in Work is the original version of Vivek Oberoi starrer Dum!
Vikram is a National award winner for the Best Actor for his Tamil film Pithamagan (2003). He had also featured in Tere Naam"s Tamil original titled Sethu, where he had played the role that was later played by Salman Khan. Many Bollywood filmmakers had been trying to rope in the actor for big projects, but he only gave his nod to Mani Ratnam.
Ironically two of his old Tamil films have now already been released in Hindi through dubbed versions. It is also known that two more of his Tamil films will be dubbed and released in Hindi, as Raavan release nears. Vikram must be terming it a necessary evil for sure!