King Khan speaks Tamil

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 21, 2004 06:07 hrs

Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Swades is getting ready for release and the film is also being dubbed into Tamil as Desam. The highlight is that Shah Rukh Khan may dub in his own voice in Tamil.

After Lagaan, Gowarikar portrays the love of an NRI for his own soil without depending on jingoism or patriotic dialogues in Swades. Sharukh plays the role of an Indian scientist who works at NASA but returns home to improve the lot of rural people. The music by A.R.Rahman is already a chartbuster

Said Gowarikar to while in Chennai to finish the background score of the film at Rahman’s studio: “Desam is a sort of message to all young NRI’s who want to return to their roots. I realised how popular Shah Rukh is in Tamil Nadu and that’s one of the major reasons which prompted me to dub the film into Tamil”.

The Bangalore based Goldie Films has purchased the Tamil Nadu and Tamil dubbing rights of the film for a record price. They are confident that the film will do well here when it releases on December 17.

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