As far as the Telugu audience are concerned, Sai Pallavi is a Telugu
girl. That's what 'Fidaa' established in the minds of the audience.
Not only did she learn Telugu right for her first Tollywood movie but
also dubbed her voice. She has since become fluent in the language.
While she has done very few movies in Telugu, she enjoys a vast fan
following. To cater to them and the novelty-loving Telugu audience,
her Malayalam-language thriller 'Athiran' is being dubbed. Well-known
producer Annamreddy Krishna kumar is bringing the film to the Telugu
The promising film stars Sai Pallavi, Fahadh Faasil, Prakash Raj and
Atul Kulkarni in prominent roles. Directed by Vivek, the superhit
film bagged a blockbuster at the box-office when it released in
Malayalam recently. Jayanth Arts' AK Kumar and G Ravikumar are
producing the Telugu version.
"The story is based on certain true incidents that happened in Kerala
back in 1970. Both Prakash Raj and Atul Kulkarni are familiar to the
Telugu audience. Ghibran, who is working on Prabhas' 'Saaho', has
composed the background music. Dubbing works are currently going on.
We are planning to release the movie in the last week of August. The
Telugu trailer will be out soon," the producers say.