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    Default An animation film on Shammi

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    The late Shammi Kapoor was reputed as an animated star on-screen. And so, producer Madhu Mantena wants to carry forward Shammi’s legacy in an animation film.

    Reportedly, Mantena wants to incorporate 26 of the actor’s most popular numbers into the film.

    A source told us, “It’s one of the most ambitious animation films being attempted in Bollywood. So far, the animation genre has been restricted to children’s cinema. But now, Mantena wants to shoot Shammi’s musical heritage in the same format. He plans to get the finest graphic designers to work on the special effects.”

    The source said that technicians from Los Angeles are being roped in to make this the most comprehensive tribute ever.

    Also, the producer is in talks with Saregama to negotiate an agreement for the rights to Shammi’s evergreen classics.

    The source added, “Mantena is sure that he doesn’t want remixed vesions of Shammi’s tunes. He wants the original Mohd Rafi numbers and that is what he is negotiating for. Since Madhu was closely associated with Saregama for many years, acquiring rights of Shammi’s songs should not be that difficult.”

    When contacted, Mantena said, “It’s too early to talk about it. It’s something that I’d like to keep under wraps, until I get all the details in place.”



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