The Tamil and Telugu versions of Bollywood epic romance Jodhaa Akbar will be released Friday.
The UTV Motion Pictures is releasing the film with 65 prints in Telugu and 60 prints in Tamil.
"The Hindi version of the film did very well in Bangalore. But this is not the reason we are releasing the dubbed versions. Even before the release of the film, we had planned to do so," Preeti Puri Shrama, corporate communication head at UTV Motion Pictures, told IANS.<b1>
"The people (in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh) might not come to see the Hindi version, but if the film is presented in their own language, they will come to see it. We are also planning to release the dubbed version of our forthcoming film Race," she added.
The Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai starrer has created history at the box office and is on a record-breaking spree. The film's length restricts it to three shows a day. Although it has not been screened in Rajasthan, the box office collections are among the highest ever, apart from phenomenal overseas collections.
Jodhaa Akbar got one of the biggest worldwide releases. UTV had released it in 26 countries and in 10 days the collections were around Rs.750 million worldwide.
Jodhaa Akbar has also been subtitled in English, Arabic and Dutch. It was viewed across 1,500 screens worldwide.