Bollywood is once again borrowing a gem from Tollywood, this time in the form of Eega – a blockbuster Telegu film which is being revamped and repackaged in Hindi by director S. S. Rajamouli in association with Reliance Entertainment. You may not have heard of Eega, but maybe you’ve heard of “Makkhi” where the unlikely protagonist is a house-fly who, by the dint of heaven-knows what miracle, has achieved super powers?
Ajay Devgan at Press Conference of ‘Makkhi’
It is one of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan’s most recent ventures and one that he can’t stop gushing about. His enthusiasm was contagious as he joined Rajamouli, music director M. M. Keeravani, producer Suresh Babu and fellow actor Nani for a press conference of the film in Mumbai, India on Oct 05.
Ajay, who voices the main character, revealed that he was so impressed with Makkhi that he even roped in wifey Kajol for some dubbing bits. The film has received rave reviews in addition to oodles of profits in India and the US where it has been screened in Malayalam, Telegu and Tamil. For those of us who don’t speak or understand South Indian languages, the wait for the Hindi version is excruciating.