The ban on airing non-Kannada content was struck down by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently, paving the way for films in other languages to be dubbed in Kannada.

Two of the many non-Sandalwood movies to be taken up for dubbing are Vijay's Tamil movie "Puli" and Anushka Shetty's Telugu film "Rudhramadevi".

While Kanakapura Srinivas is the distributor of the Tollywood film, S Narayan has the rights of Kollywood flick.

Kanakapura Srinivas confirmed the development to a daily, saying he will be releasing "Rudhramadevi" in Kannada, dubbing for which has already begun. S Narayan is yet to start the process for releasing "Puli" in Kannada.

Kannada movie buffs, who were deprived of watching non-Kannada movies in their mother tongue, will now see Ilaythalapathy Vijay and Mangaluru-born Anushka Shetty speak in Kannada.

Both the films have approached the Censor Board for approval. The distributors of both the flicks will officially announce about the dubbing once they get the Board's nod. 

Vijay starrer "Puli" is a fantasy-adventure directed by Chimbudevan. Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep plays the role of an antagonist in the flick. Shruti Haasan and Hansika Motwani play the female lead roles, along with yesteryear actress Sridevi Kapoor, who also has an important role in it. 

With Kiccha Sudeep in the cast, the movie could do well in Karnataka if dubbed in Kannada. It will be released during Ganesh Chathurthi in September.

"Rudhramadevi" is a historical film directed by Gunasekar. It is a 3D movie, which has Rana Daggubati and Allu Arjun in the lead roles. It will hit screens on 4 September.

Apart from these movies, many non-Kannada movies are expected to be released in the coming months.