Hyderabad: After Yuva, the story of Indian youth in 2004, filmmaker Mani Ratnam returns with Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai starrer, Guru.
The film is being touted as the 'Life of the most controversial man of the year'.
The film, which is set in Gujarat, has been made in Hindi. But the good news is that, its Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions will also be released simultaneously.
Dismissing it as a conscious move to the Tamil industry, Ratnam insists that the story of Guru cuts across languages.
“The basic identification with the character was the same all over the country I guess. It is rooted, it’s real, it’s middle-class. It has everything that a human drama sees, so it should be the same everywhere,” Ratnam says.
So while the Tamil version is also called Guru, the Telugu version is titled Gurukanth.
All versions of Guru are slated to release on January 12.
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