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12-19-2012, 03:22 PM #1
Endemol ropes in director Sekhar Kammula for Kahaani remake in Tamil, Telugu
It’s news that Endemol India had acquired the remake rights of Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani for Tamil and Telugu about six months ago.
After a brief lull, Endemol India and Select Media Holdings Pvt. Ltd, in their pursuance to go ahead with the remake of Kahaani in these two South Indian languages, have roped in critically acclaimed filmmaker Sekhar Kammula to direct the films for the South India market.
Sekhar is widely known for his cinematic excellence that culminates into path breaking films. A rare combination of aesthetic values and commercial success, his films capture the essence of the subject beautifully. From his debut film Dollar Dreams to his latest movie Life Is Beautiful, this maverick director has been a recipient of awards and accolades that range from the National Film Awards to the Nandi Awards.
Said Sekhar, “Kahaani is a brilliant work of cinema and I am delighted to be a part of this recreation along with Endemol India and Moving Pictures. It is a character driven script and the characterization will have local appeal. Our adaptation will retain the thrill and essence of the original, but will also add a unique dimension to the film.”
Producers of popular shows like Bigg Boss, Fear Factor, Savdhaan India and The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Endemol India has tied up with Moving Pictures – the film production arm of Select Media Holdings Pvt. Ltd. to take things forward.
Elaborating further, Deepak Dhar, CEO - Endemol India said, "We feel that Kahaani is a great film to commence our film operations in the South. We are confident that Sekhar will deliver to our audiences’ expectations. He is popularly known for his coming-of-age brand of cinema and we are certain that this movie will add yet another feather to his hat.”
Currently both the production houses are in talks with a couple of renowned actors from South to essay the powerful characters in the film.