October 2, 2016: National Award-winning director Praveen Sattaru’s film on the former Indian badminton champion Pullela Gopichand will be made in Telugu, Hindi and English, says a source.
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“The plan was always to make the yet-untitled film in three languages. Since Gopichand is widely popular, the makers have decided to make the film in Telugu, Hindi and English. The pre-production work has already started and the project will go on the floors next year,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.
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Actor Sudheer Babu, a former Badminton player who had trained under Gopichand, will play the role of his guru on the big screen.
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Sattaru will commence work on the biopic after he completes working on the yet-untitled Telugu project with actor Rajasekhar.
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The makers have already finalised locations across China, Japan, Ireland and Scotland.
The film will also be dubbed in Tamil. (IANS)