UTV’s next venture, Jodha Akbar, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, will be dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. UTV also has plans of releasing the two versions extensively in these two markets.
UTV’s current plans are to release the magnum opus in 1,000 plus screens in the domestic market in the three languages (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu). “Don’t be surprised if the number of screens touch 1,200,” says Suniel Wadhwa, associate vice president of India distribution, UTV.
The breakdown (as on this date) is as follows: Hindi version - 750, Telugu version - 150 and Tamil version - 100 screens. Incidentally, Hrithik Roshan’s previous movies, Dhoom 2 and Krrish, were also dubbed in Telugu and Tamil.
The Telugu trailers of Jodha Akbar were released on October 18, with 248 trailers (352 screens) across Andhra Pradesh, while the Tamil trailers were released on November 9.