Vikram-South Indian Actor-Debuts in Bollywood
Vikram, the South Indian star actor debuts in Bollywood much before the release of Ravana by Mani Ratnam.
South superstar Vikram is supposed to make his Bollywood debut with Mani Ratnam’s Ravana. He plays Aishwarya Rai’s hubby in the film. But now much before Ravana’s release, two of the famous Tamil star’s films have come in Hindi as dubbed versions of his Tamil super hits. While his Anniyan dubbed as Aparichit came in 2006, last Friday his Dhill released as Meri Aan-Man in Work. Interestingly, this Meri Aan-Man in Work is the original version of Vivek Oberoi starrer Dum!
Vikram is a National award winner for the Best Actor for his Tamil film Pithamagan (2003). He had also featured in Tere Naam’s Tamil original titled Sethu, where he had played the role that was later played by Salman Khan. Many Bollywood filmmakers had been trying to rope him in for big projects, but he only gave his nod to Mani Ratnam. But ironically two of his old Tamil films have now already released in Hindi dub versions. It is also known that two more of his Tamil films will be dubbed and released in Hindi, as Ravana release nears. Vikram must be terming it a necessary evil for sure!
One can recollect Firoz Nadiadwala’s film Aan– Men At Work released in 2004. Nadiadwala had to add Men At Work to his title Aan since he could not get his desired title, now it seems the dub rights owners of Dhill want to cash in on Aan– Men At Work by titling their film such, to give an impression of that film.
– Tamil Cinema / Sampurn