Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep has collaborated with director S Krishna for his next titled Pehlwaan which will have him playing a wrestler in the plot. Sudeep has worked hard for his role in the film which is gearing up for a release soon. Pehlwaan will release in multiple languages including Bollywood as a dubbed version. And alike KGF, the makers of Pehlwaan have joined hands with a top production house in Bollywood who will now release the film. Zee Studios have collaborated with the producers of Pehlwaan and will release the film across the nation in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. Speaking about the collaboration, actor Kiccha Sudeep said, “A good collaboration is always a reward. When it comes in the name of Zee Studios, it isn’t just collaboration, it’s a strength as well. Its unseen hands around the team, saying, ‘we are with you’. Thank you, Zee Studios, for joining us in this Journey.”
Pehlwaan also stars Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty in a crucial role and the actor has already shot for his portions in the film. Speaking about the big release, Suniel says, “It is great news! Of course, it ensures a huge release for Pehlwaan even in Hindi. Zee Studios is by far one of the biggest production and distribution houses. So excited and looking forward to a fantastic release. 5 languages itself I think is big and 2500+ screens across India, which is a huge release.”
Cinematographer-turned-director S Krishna is directing Pehlwaan and the veteran technician seems happy with the progress of the film so far. “Pehlwaan has a universal theme which will connect with everyone. It is a sports action drama with a lot of heart in it. I am glad that Zee Studios liked the content and releasing it across North India.”
Zee Studios will release dubbed-versions of the action drama in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam along with the original Kannada version in over 1000 screens in non-South Indian markets and the film will release in over 2500 screens across India. Speaking about it, Zee Studios Shariq Patel says, “We want to expand into the South Indian film industry, and bringing this universal, aspirational and powerful story, Pehlwaan, to a wide-base audience is the first step towards that,” Zee Studios CEO Shariq Patel said.
Pehlwaan also stars Aakanksha Singh as the leading lady in the film. The makers are yet to confirm the release date of the film but speculations are that it may hit the large screens during Diwali this year.