By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Friday, January 05, 2007
Mani Ratnam film is special. Every film enthusiast is looking forward to his new film Guru, which will be released next Friday in three versions simultaneously -- Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. While ample space has been devoted in newspapers/tabloids/websites to its Hindi version, the press hasn't talked much about the Tamil version of the film.
Well, here's some exclusive news then...
Leading Tamil actor Surya has dubbed for Abhishek Bachchan in the Tamil version of Guru, while veteran actor Nasser has dubbed for Mithun Chakraborty. Madhavan, who has featured in a number of Mani Ratnam movies including Guru, has dubbed his lines himself, while a top actress has dubbed for Aishwarya Rai. "Ash has a performance-oriented role, hence we decided to have an actress dub her portions, instead of hiring the services of a dubbing artist," Guru producer G. Srinivasan informs me.
Meanwhile, the title Guru will be retained for the Tamil version, but in Telugu it's Gurukanth. Also, the Tamil and Telugu versions will be released with 75-100 prints in South India.