Walt Disney's first production in South India, the fantasy adventure in Telugu Anaganaga O Dheerudu (AOD) with tag line Once upon a Warrior is scheduled to release for Sankranthi on January 14.
The film has a young and happening star cast of Siddharth, Shruti Haasan in her Telugu debut, and Harshita as protagonists with Lakshmi Manchu making her debut in a negative role as a witch.
This big budget special effects laced Rs 30 Crore spectacular is directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, son of veteran director K Raghavendra Rao and producer of the film.
The Tamil version of AOD was slated to release along with the Telugu original for Pongal. Remember the film's hero and heroine are from Chennai and there is a good buzz around the film, as its Telugu trailer rocked.
Now the latest we hear is that AOD's Tamil version will not release in Tamil Nadu simultaneously, as all screens have been taken up by the Pongal Tamil films.
AOD's Tamil version is now likely to release after they find buyers for it and may release only in February.