The second schedule of Rana Daggubatiâ€™s upcoming Bollywoof flick, which drew inspiration from the Hindi film Haathi Mere Saathi, was wrapped up recently and the team announced the title of the film in three languages. While the title Haathi Mere Saathi has been retained for the original version, its Telugu version has been titled Aranya and its Tamil version is Kaadan.
Rana, who enjoys a large fan base across India, will be seen in all the three versions of the film donning the main lead role and along with him will be Zoya Hussain and Kalki Kanmani.
While Pulkit Samrat will be seen playing a pivotal role in the Hindi version, Vishnu Vishal has been roped in for the Tamil and Telugu versions. According to reports, Haathi Mere Saathi / Aranya / Kaadan, will be out as a Deepavali release with the makers planning to release all the three versions at the same time.
The original version of Haathi Mere Saathi was released in the year 1971 and turned out to be a blockbuster. Directed by M. A. Thirumugam, the film starred Rajesh Khanna and Tanuja as the lead pair with K. N. Singh, Madan Puri and Mehmood Junior in supporting roles.
Besides Haathi Mere Saathi, Rana Daggubati has a number of films lined up for release this year. His bilingual in Tamil and Telugu Madai Thiranthu / 1945 is being directed by Sathya Siva and stars Regina Cassandra as the heroine. Veteran actors Sathyaraj and Nasser play crucial roles in this flick which is being bankrolled by SN Rajarajan.
Rana also has the Gautham Menon directorial Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta which is lined up for release this year. He is sharing screen space with Dhanush in this romantic thriller entertainer.
With films in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi all set for release this year, Rana will be foraying into the Malayalam film industry as well with Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma:The King of Travancore in which he will be playing the title role. The film will be helmed by K Madhu.
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