Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Phoonk to release in telugu as RAKSHA

Phoonk, which opened to packed houses in India last Friday, is going international. The general practice is to release a Hindi film across the globe on the same date, but in this case, the makers of Phoonk released the film in India, not in Overseas.

It's a known fact that small-budget films with new faces rarely find a theatrical release in major international markets like America, UK, Australia and Middle East. The producers of Phoonk, therefore, hit a brainwave. They're dubbing the film in various international languages and only then will they release the film internationally.

While you're reading this news-piece, the English dubbing is already taking place at a studio in Mumbai. Spanish, German and French dubbing will follow later.

Meanwhile, the Telugu version of Phoonk, titled Raksha, will hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on September 12. This version will be dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam languages subsequently. Phoonk is truly a money spinner!

Trisha opted out of two telugu cinemas?

Trisha has just one Telugu film for which she is currently shooting in Hyderabad- Nagarjuna’s King. She was supposed to be signed up for two big projects Venky’s Krishnum Vande Jagadguru to be directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi ( of Gamyam fame) and Ravi Teja’s next film to be directed by Surendar reddy.

But the latest buzz is that she has voluntarily opted out of theses two plum projects to accommodate Kamal Hassan’s magnum opus Marmayogi. The reason is that she has to give bulk dates of nearly 200 days for this Kamal film, which will start rolling soon and she will have no time for any other projects. Before that, Trisha has to complete two projects in Tamil Sarwam and Chennayil Oru Mazhailalam. Her next release will be Radha Mohan directed Abhiyum Njanum.

Sources close to Trisha say that she is upset that, she had to opt out of Venky’s and Ravi Teja’s films to accommodate Marmayogi which will be a lifetime role for the actress. It seems that Trisha has decided to give her best for Marmayogi as it was always her dream to do a film with Kamal, her all time favourite actor.

Nayanatara says no to Prabhas

Prabhas has approached Nayanthara to play the heroine role opposite him in the remake of Billa, the Ajith starrer in Tamil.

This film is produced by Prabhas’s home banner ‘Gopikrishna Movies’ and Meher Ramesh (of Kantri) will be directing it. It is Prabhas’s next film which will go to floors by September. Prabhas was keen on Nayanthara doing the same role which catapulted her to fame and superstardom in Tamil. But we understand that Nayantara is not willing to do the same role once again as she feels that her character which was a trend setter of sorts will not work for the second time. And she has politely refused the role.

The latest we hear is that Anushka has been signed up by Prabhas.

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