Filmmaker Sekhar Kammula has clarified that the southern remake of Hindi film Kahaani, titled Anamika has been separately shot in Telugu as well as Tamil, and that it has not been dubbed from one language to the other.
He has refuted rumours that the film was shot in Telugu and then dubbed in Tamil as Nee Enge En Anbe. Nayantara steps into the shoes of Vidya Balan in the remake.
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"We shot the film separately in Tamil and Telugu. The Tamil version has not been dubbed from Telugu as it is being speculated. Nayantara plays two different characters in both versions of the film. In Telugu, she plays a hacker, while in the Tamil version she plays a Tamil Brahmin," Kammula told IANS.
"Hyderabad becomes the backdrop of both the films because it adds a mystery element in the story. Moreover, the Tamil version is longer by four minutes vis-a-vis the Telugu version," he added.
Both versions of the film are slated for release worldwide Thursday.
The film also features Vaibhav Reddy, Harshvardhan Rane and Pasupathy in important roles.