Shankar is all set to release his eagerly awaited multi-starrer Nanban starring Vijay, Jiiva, Ileana, Srikanth and Sathyaraj.
The film is almost complete except for some patchwork and half a song. Nanban is the remake of Raju Hirani’s mega blockbuster 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor and Bomman Irani. The big news is that the Tamil Nanban is now getting dubbed into Telugu.
The producers of the film Gemini Film Circuit (GFC) feel director Shankar by himself has a market in Telugu. Ileana, is the most popular Telugu heroine. Jiiva and Srikanth are known to Andhra audiences, but the films hero Vijay is not a brand in AP.
At a time when Suriya, Vikram, Karthi and other heroes are household names in Andhra through their Tamil films dubbed into Telugu, Vijay’s films do not have a dubbing market in AP.
Now GFC and Shankar is making an effort to promote Vijay in AP and get the audiences to know him better. The buzz is that Vijay’s old films (most of them are Telugu remakes) are being suddenly being dubbed into Telugu.
Vijay’s Aadhi (a remake of Telugu Athanokkade) is now being dubbed into Telugu as Nene Raa Aadi!
Similarly a few other Vijay films will be dubbed into Telugu by GFC “for testing the waters” before Shankar’s Nanban releases in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously on January 14, 2012.