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Haathi Mere Saathi starring Rana Daggubati titled Kaadan in Tamil, Aranya in Telugu. All you need to know

Rana Daggubati’s Haathi Mere Saathi has been named Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu. The Hindi version, that has Rana in the lead, will also feature Pulkit Samrat in a pivotal role.

regional movies Updated: Jun 04, 2018 15:00 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Haathi Mere Saathi titles for Tamil and Telugu revealed.

Rana Daggubati starrer Haathi Mere Saathi, directed by Prabhu Solomon, will be released in Hindi,Tamil and Telugu. The makers have now revealed the titles of the Tamil and Telugu version as Kaadan and Aranya respectively. The film has Vishnu Vishaal playing a pivotal role in Tamil and Telugu, while the Hindi version of the film will see Pulkrit Samrat play the role. Female actors Zoya Hussain and Kalki Koechlin will be seen in all three versions of the film.

The film is a tribute to the yesteryear classic of the same name starring Rajesh Khanna. However the plot is completely different. According to the buzz in the industry, the film is about wildlife conservation, centred mainly around elephants.

Rana’s first look in the film also revealed that the actor will be playing the role of a mahout in this movie. In a recent Twitter AMA, the actor had revealed that he had lost a lot of weight to play his part in the film.

Rana Daggubati had prepared for his role reportedly by spending a fortnight with abut 15-18 elephants to get used to being with them onscreen. The film is shot in Thailand and parts of India. Speaking about this, Rana had told Mumbai Mirror, “Yes, I’ll need to do more for this film. I’ll be taking 15-20 days before the shoot to stay with the elephants in the jungle and get familiar with them before I start filming. At the same time, we are also doing a bunch of workshops because the story is inspired by two events, so we are trying to get as authentic as we can in the filming process,”

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First Published: Jun 04, 2018 14:56 IST