Kalki Koechlin replaced by this actress in ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’?
Handsome hunk Rana Daggubati will be next seen playing an adventurous role in Prabhu Solomon’s ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’. The film will be released in three different languages namely, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Earlier it was reported that ‘Dev D’ actress Kalki Koechlin will be starring in this film alongside Rana.
However according to a recent report in Pinkvilla, ‘Gully Boy’s actress Kalki Koechlin has now been replaced by beautiful actress Shriya Pilgaonkar, daughter of actor and producer Sachin Pilgaonkar and actress Supriya Pilgaonkar.
The film ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ also features Pulkit Samrat, Vishnu Vishal, Zoya Hussain and Shriya Pilgaonkar in the lead roles. The Telugu version of Rana Daggubati’s film has been named ‘Aranya’ while Tamil has been titled ‘Kaadan’. Pilgaonkar will make her South Indian film debut with this movie and will be seen opposite Daggubati.
Notably, the trilingual film ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ is bankrolled by Eros International. The film is a tribute to the 1971 classic film ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ which starred Rajesh Khanna and Tanuja but nothing in terms of the script or content is similar. It works on the ideologies of elephants and humans being friends. Taking to the microblogging site, Rana Daggubati informed that he is currently shooting in Kerala.
The music of ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ is being composed by Shantanu Moitra.
Interestingly Shriya Pilgaonkar made her Bollywood debut with ‘Fan’ starring Shah Rukh Khan. It was written and helmed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra through Yash Raj Films. In ‘Fan’ she played the role of Neha, a call centre girl and a good friend of Gaurav.