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    Murugadoss upbeat over Mumbai entry

    Meera Srinivasan

    Chennai: Director A.R. Murugadoss of ‘Ramana’ fame is now busy in Bollywood, shooting the remake of ‘Gajini’ in Hindi with actor Aamir Khan.

    With over 50 per cent of the film having been completed and three songs shot, the director can’t seem to hide his excitement about the manner in which the film is taking shape.

    The director has, in a fairly short span, worked with top heroes in Tamil and Telugu such as Vijayakanth, Suriya, Chiranjeevi and now in Hindi with Aamir Khan. He is easily among the more accessible directors in the industry.

    Music director A. R. Rahman’s music for the Hindi version of ‘Gajini’ has come out really well, he says. “I am truly amazed at Aamir Khan’s dedication. His passion comes across evidently. You know he’s thoroughly enjoying himself while at work,” the director says.

    Some scenes are said to have been modified and visually enhanced in the remake, which is expected to hit the cinemas in October. Aamir will shave his head next month to play the role that won Suriya accolades. “He said he hasn’t shaved his head even as a kid…,” the director laughs. The film has already raised expectations of movie buffs due to several reasons. For Aamir Khan, this film follows his mega hit — the critically-acclaimed ‘Taare Zameen Par.’ Fans would also be more than eager to listen to Rahman’s music after listening to his compositions for ‘Jodhaa Akbar.’ For Murugadoss, too, this project follows Telugu film ‘Stalin’ starring Chiranjeevi that won the Andhra Pradesh government’s ‘Nandi Award’ in the special jury awards category for the social message conveyed in the film.


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