Highlights

  • Puri Jagannadh talked about the ongoing debate of north versus south Indian films
  • He revealed Telugu audience does not prefer watching dubbed Hindi movies
  • Puri Jagannadh's 'Liger' will release in theatres on August 25

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'There is a set of Hindi movies that Telugu audiences prefer watching, but not specifically the dubbed ones,' Puri Jagannadh told ETimes.

Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie 'Liger', starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday. During a recent interaction with ETimes, the director talked about the ongoing debate of north versus south Indian films. When asked why dubbed south films work in the north but not vice versa, the director revealed that Telugu audience does not prefer watching dubbed Hindi movies.

'It's absolutely right. It's not working big time actually. North people are accepting South ones. But if a Hindi film dubbed in south is not accepted by audience there. There is a set of Hindi movies that Telugu audiences prefer watching, but not specifically the dubbed ones,' he told ETimes.

Over the past few months, South films such as 'KGF: Chapter 2', 'RRR' and 'Phuspha: The Rise' were dubbed and released in multiple languages. These films went on to witness massive box office success across the world.

Puri Jagannadh made his directorial debut in 2000 with 'Badri', starring Pawan Kalyan and Renu Desai. Following which, he established a place for himself in the Telugu cinema.

Puri Jagannadh's 'Liger' is all set to hit the big screens on August 25.

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