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Eros International's 'Aranya' with Rana Daggubati

Eros International’s trilingual Haathi Mere Saathi completes second schedule

Award-winning director Prabhu Solomon’s ode to animals in Hindi,
Telugu Tamil with an ensemble cast starring Rana Daggubati, Pulkit

Samrat, Vishnu, Zoya Hussein  Kalki Koechlin

Mumbai, 4 th June 2018: After announcing the trilingual, Haathi Mere Saathi last year, Eros
International’s forthcoming animal drama featuring Rana Daggubati, Pulkit Samrat, Vishnu
Vishal, Zoya Hussein and Kalki Koechlin has completed its second schedule. The movie is
titled Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu.
Helmed by acclaimed director Prabhu Solomon, the trilingual is being shot simultaneously in
Hindi, Telugu and Tamil with a different cast across languages. The movie highlighting man-
animal relationship is a unique story inspired by true events and a fitting tribute to yesteryear
classic, Haathi Mere Saathi (1971).
While Rana, Zoya and Kalki feature in all the three language films, Pulkit’s character will be
portrayed by popular south actor Vishnu Vishal (Bale Pandiya, Drohi, Jeeva and Indru Netru
Naalai fame) in the Tamil and Telugu versions along with actor Raghu Babu. The music has
been composed by Shantanu Moitra and sound designed by Resul Pookutty.
Interestingly, Rana attended an extensive workshop for 50 days in Thailand to gain a deeper
understanding of the nuances of elephants and has also shed almost 15kg for his character.
The film is mounted on a huge scale with never-seen-before visual effects this genre is being
shot extensively at real locations in Thailand and Kerala.
Commenting on the progress of Haathi Mere Saathi, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, 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”.
Director Prabhu Solomon added, “The movie brings me back to one of my favorite 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”.

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