“Haathi Mere Saathi”, animal drama featuring Rana Daggubati, Pulkit Samrat, Vishnu Vishal, Zoya Hussein and Kalki Koechlin, has completed its second schedule.
The Eros International’s movie is titled “Kaadan” in Tamil and “Aranya” in Telugu.
Helmed by Prabhu Solomon, the trilingual is being shot simultaneously in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil with a different cast across languages, read a statement to IANS.
The movie highlights man-animal relationship is a story inspired by true events and a tribute to 1971 classic film “Haathi Mere Saathi” — starring Rajesh Khanna and Tanuja.
While Rana, Zoya and Kalki feature in all the three language films, Pulkit’s character will be essayed by south actor Vishnu Vishal in the Tamil and Telugu versions along with actor Raghu Babu. The music has been composed by Shantanu Moitra and sound designed by Resul Pookutty.
“The movie brings me back to one of my favourite subjects — elephants and shooting with them along with my artists in the wild has been a fascinating adventure that we are very excited to share with the audience,” Solomon said.
Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International, said: “‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ is a true-blue animal film signifying a deep and strong bond between humans and animals. It’s an ambitious project and the shoot is developing well. We are aiming to present an entertaining and compelling film set in the natural world, reaching out to a larger audience across three languages.”
The film is being shot extensively in Thailand and Kerala.