Mumbai: After the grand success of Baahubali: The Conclusion, actor Rana Daggubatti is all set to star in the trilingual remake of Rajesh Khanna’s 1971 super hit movie ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’.
As per sources, the movie will go on floors in January next year and it will be shot in three languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Helmed by Prabhu Solomon, the remake is said to be based on real-life incidents.
Daggubatti, who is playing the lead role, would be paying his tribute to late Rajesh Khanna.
“There’s a very exciting physical language to the character I’m playing in ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, something entirely different from what I’ve done in the past. I’ve always wanted to be a part of content that can travel across the country, and am very happy that Trinity is backing cinema of this genre,” said Rana.
“It’s a rare story about the relevance of nature in our lives, narrated through a wonderful relationship between man and elephant. This story is definitely another of those rare challenges I’m beginning to enjoy being a part off. Prabhu Solomon passion for nature and elephants makes him probably the finest craftsman in the country who can handle a story like this,” he added.
The movie is expected to release on Diwali next year.