Bollywood star Salman Khan who rules the box office in the Hindi-speaking belt of India, has decided to go southwards. If rumours are to be believed, the actor may make his south cinema debut with sequel of Eega (Makki) in Telugu and Tamil! It has been reports earlier that Salman may be part of the Hindi sequel of the film, to be directed by SS Rajamouli.
In a report appearing in Deccan Chronicle on Saturday, writer Vijayendra Prasad (father of Rajamouli and writer of hits such as Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan) revealed that Salman has expressed an interest in working in the Tamil and Telugu versions of the sequel as well.
Prasad, who was talking to students of a film institute in Chennai, said that Spielberg’s ET was the inspiration for Eega. The film starred Kannada actor Sudeep, who appeared as the villain.
Watch Eega’s trailer here starring Sudeep and Samantha Ruth Prabhu:
Meanwhile, Salman is busy shooting for his next, Sultan, opposite Anushka Sharma. Hindustan Times could not independently verify the reports.