“He has shown interest in acquiring the dubbing rights of the film.”
Not many people know this. But the super-reclusive producer-director Aditya Chopra loves to watch films in every language, preferably with the ticket-paying public.
A close friend of the enigmatic director reveals, “Adi shuns all the offers to have private screening because he thinks he cannot get a proper feel of the audiences’ reaction unless he’s part of them. He slips in quietly for a regular show, makes hand-written notes during the screening and slips out before he is recognised.”
And the latest film to get the Adi treatment is the new Tamil-Telugu blockbuster Mahanti. Adi who saw the film on Tuesday has apparently loved it.
“He has shown interest in acquiring the dubbing rights of the film. He feels the film should reach out to a pan-India audience. He would’ve loved to remake it in Hindi but it’s a film that renders itself well only in the Tamil-Telugu cultural context,” says a source.
Says the film’s co-producer Priyanka Gupta, “We are definitely looking at a pan-India audience for Mahanati. And yes, dubbing the film into Hindi is definitely one of the options. We are exploring various possibilities.