Bollywood filmmakers have developed a trend of remaking hit South Indian movies in Hindi in recent years and several remakes have worked wonders for them in Bollywood, which has encouraged other filmmakers to buy the rights of few other films in South. Now, Telugu films Arya, Souryam and Don Seenu are joining the league of such films.
Producer Kumar Taurani of Tips has bought rights of Arya, Souryam and Don Seenu to cash on their Box Office success. Talking to PTI, the producer confirmed, "We have bought the rights of three films 'Souryam' (2008), 'Don Seenu' (2010) and 'Arya' (2004). All these movies have done great down south and the audience had loved it. Hence we thought of remaking it in Hindi."
The buzz is that either Saif Ali Khan or Akshay Kumar will play the lead in the remake of ‘Don Seenu. Kumar Taurani said that he wants to produce five films a year and at least one of them will be a remake. The Bollywood producer added, "We intend to produce five films a year. Of these five films at least one will be a remake. Apart from remakes there are original story ideas as well."
The MD of Tips further told, "We have bought rights but then it is a process... we need to have the right writers, director and then comes the actor and actress. It will take some time. There are lots of things that we are working on; we are in talks with people. Hence we can't reveal much until and unless we things get confirmed. It's a combination of things."
However, all the three films have proved successful at the Box Office. Sukumar directed Arya starring Allu Arjun in the lead was dubbed in Malayalam and remade into Oriya, Tamil and Bengali. Director J Siva Kumar's Souryam was dubbed in Malayalam and remade in Kannada and Tamil. Ravi Teja and Shriya Saran starrer Don Seenu was dubbed in Hindi.