B-Town's Bokadia makes Tamil debut with Rockky
Deccan Chronicle| Anupama Subramanian
Apart from the lead pair and the two dogs, the film also features Nasser and Sayaji Shinde.
Veteran director-producer KC Bokadia, who has worked with stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn in the past, is all set to make his K-town debut with a movie titled Rockky.
The film, inspired by Bokadia’s 1985 Bollywood hit Teri Meherbaniyan, has twin dogs named Rockky and Sheru playing crucial roles, with actor Srikanth playing a cop and Telugu actress Eshanya Maheshwari playing his love interest.
Sitting down for an exclusive chat with DC, the filmmaker, who’s known for being the fastest producer to make 50 films, says, "I have always been fond of the Tamil film industry because the people here are highly disciplined. I have spent a lot of time in Chennai as a lot of my Hindi films have been shot here. And I am really excited to be directing my first Tamil film."
"I have taken the essence of my hit film Teri Meherbaniyan, which featured Jackie Shroff and Poonam Dhillon, for my Tamil debut. While the Hindi version had only one dog, I have used twin dogs as vital characters in this film and I’ve also tweaked the script to suit local sensibilities," Bokadia adds.
He confirms that he got all the necessary permissions from the Animal Welfare Board before filming. "I submitted my script to the AWB and got the clearance," he says.
Apart from the lead pair and the two dogs, the film also features Nasser and Sayaji Shinde. Renowned musicians Bappi Lahari and Charan have been brought on board for music direction, and Ajmal is handling the cinematography.
A teaser of the film will be launched in a grand manner on October 6, and prominent members of the film industry are expected to attend the event. It’s also believed that Bokadia will announce his next Tamil film on the occasion. The filmmaker has already signed actor Vikram Prabhu as well as his father, Prabhu, for forthcoming projects.