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Kunal Kohli to work with Baahubali actor Tamannaah Bhatia in his debut Telugu film

Director Kunal Kohli has started shooting for the film in London and the yet-to-be-titled venture is expected to release towards end of this year.

regional movies Updated: May 30, 2017 16:06 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Kunal Kohli,Tamannaah Bhatia,Baahubali
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli is currently in London, shooting for his debut Telugu film.

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli, who has directed films such as Hum Tum (2004) and Fanaa (2006), is back in action, this time, with his debut Telugu film. Starring Baahubali actor Tamannaah Bhatia and Telugu actor Sundeep Kishan, the untitled project is a romantic comedy. On being asked about the film, Kunal remained tight-lipped and refused to divulge much details. “The film is a romcom, love story and a slice of life story. We have just started shooting for the film in London,” he said.

Currently, the star cast of the film is camping in London where the first leg of shooting is on. Kunal, Tamannaah and Sundeep also shared photos announcing the same on Twitter. Ask Kuanl why did rope in Tamannaah to play the lead in his film, he shares, “Tamannah is one of the finest actresses. Meeting and interacting with her, and now working with her, I’ve realised how hard working she is, and what a good actor she is. In Telugu cinema, she is also one of the biggest stars and has been on top of her game. She was my first choice and luckily for me I got my first choice.”

On whether Tamannaah’s popularity after Baahubali would serve as an advantage, Kunal feels it certainly would. “Though we were in talks before the release of Baahubali 2, you can’t bank on someone else’s success for your own. You have to do your own hard work and make your film on your own merits,” adds the filmmaker.

Tamannaah Bhatia is paierd opposite Sundeep Kishan in Kunal Kohli’s untitled Telugu film.

So are there are any plans of dubbing the film in Hindi? “Nothing as of now. We will be dubbing the film in Tamil only,” adds Kunal, who plans to wrap up shooting for the film within the given time so that they can release it between October and December this year.

Meanwhile, Kunal, who made his directorial debut in Bollywood with Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002), is looking forward to the release of Phir Se that also stars popular TV actor Jennifer Winget. The film also marks the acting debut of Kunal.

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First Published: May 30, 2017 16:02 IST