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Rana Daggubati's Haathi Mere Saathi completes second schedule

Helmed by Prabhu Solomon, the trilingual is being shot extensively in Thailand and Kerala.


Haathi Mere Saathi, an animal drama featuring Rana Daggubati, Pulkit Samrat, Vishnu Vishal, Zoya Hussain 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, a news agency.

The movie that highlights man-animal relationship is inspired by true events and is a tribute to 1971 classic film Haathi Mere Saathi, starring Rajesh Khanna and Tanuja.

While Daggubati, Hussain and Koechlin feature in all the three language versions, Samrat'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 design is done 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," director Prabhu said.

Sunil Lulla, managing director of 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.