Sekhar Kammula to direct Kahaani adaptation in Tamil and Telugu
Endemol India and Select Media Holdings Pvt. Ltd who had earlier announced the remake of Bollywood blockbuster Kahaani in Tamil and Telugu, have now roped in critically acclaimed film maker Sekhar Kammula to direct the film for the South market.
From his debut film ‘Dollar Dreams’ to his latest movie ‘Life is Beautiful’, this maverick director has been a recipient of several accolades. 2007 release ‘Happy Days’ was commercially well received and also won him the Nandi Award, the Filmfare and Dasari award.
The remake of Kahaani will have Vijay C Kumar, a Nandi award winner for the Film Godavari as the Director of Photography and Marthand Venkatesh also a Nandi award winning editor for films like Arundhati, Daddy and Tholi Prema as the editor. Renowned novelist, Yandamoori Veerendranath, will be co-writing the adaptation of this bilingual film along with Sekhar Kammula.
Endemol India, have already acquired rights to remake the hit film and will take this forward in association with Moving Pictures – the film production arm of Select Media Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Currently both the production houses are in talks with a couple of renowned actors from South to essay the powerful characters.