Ilayathalapathy Vijay's "Puli" is set to have a grand release in Bollywood and the trailer alone will be released in 2500 screens in India.
Producer Shibu Thameens believes that the credit for such good response should go to SS Rajamouli and Shankar for creating such a good demand for South films in Bollywood.
"The respect and value for South Indian cinema in Bollywood have gone to a different level after Shankar sir's films and recently Rajamouli sir's Baahubali. I thank both these stalwarts for giving a push to Southern cinema there," Behindwoods quoted the producer as saying.
Shankar's "Endhiran – The Robot" and SS Rajamouli's recent movie "Baahubali" were dubbed in Hindi and the films became hits in B-town. This trend was never witnessed by South films before and the success of the aforementioned films have opened new doors for big banner South films.
Like "Endhiran" and "Baahubali", "Puli" is also made on a huge budget. The makers feel that the content of the Vijay's film has PAN Indian appeal and Hindi audience too can enjoy the film.
The surprising part of the story is that the Hindi version will release simultaneously with Tamil and Telugu versions on 1 October. The total screen count of the all three versions is likely to cross 2000 worldwide.
Meanwhile, the Hindi dubbing rights has been sold to Pahlaj Nihlani, the Censor Board Chief. The Bollywood producer has acquired the rights for a good price, say reports.
On the other hand, the trailer of "Puli" has become the most 'liked' clip among Indian films on YouTube. It has recently beaten the record of Salman Khan's "Kick", which got about 1.1 lakh 'likes' for its official trailer.
"Puli" is a fantasy-adventure directed by Chimbu Deven. Shruti Haasan, Sudeep and Sridevi Kapoor are in the lead roles.