Heard This? Aditya Chopra Watched Tollywood Blockbuster ‘Mahanati’ in Secret!

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Heard This? Aditya Chopra Watched Tollywood Blockbuster ‘Mahanati’ in Secret!


Not many people know this. But  the super-reclusive producer-director and Yash Raj Films head honcho Aditya Chopra  loves  to watch films in every language, preferably with  the ticket-paying  public. A  close friend  of the  exilic enigmatic  director reveals, “Adi shuns all the offers  to have private screenings for him as he feels he cannot get a proper feel of  the audiences’ reaction  unless he’s part  of  the  public. He slips in  quietly for a regular show when a  movie starts, makes hand-written notes  during the screening and  slips out  before he is recognized.”

The latest film to get the Adi-treatment is  the new Tamil-Telugu blockbuster  ‘Mahanti’ that has been making waves. The film, starring Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salman, is based on the life and times of the legendary actress Savitri and Gemini Ganesan, actress Rekha’s father. Adi Chopra saw the  film on Tuesday and apparently loved it. “He has shown  interest  in  acquiring the  dubbing rights  of  the film. Adi Chopra feels the  film should reach  out to a pan-India audience. He would’ve  loved to remake  it into 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.”

It remains to be seen if the film makes the same impact with a Hindi speaking audience. 





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