‘I want to direct Hollywood films’ - A.R. Murugadoss

September 7th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

September 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): He has got few miles to the Gateway of Hollywood and he is curiously looking forward for his dream destination. Obviously, having been acclaimed as one of the finest filmmakers in Indian film fraternity, A.R. Murugadoss deserves the place where he wants to be.

Hollywood’s No.1 production group 20th Fox Century has made its way into Tamil film industry and will be producing films in collaboration with A.R. Murugadoss Productions. The official announcement about the entry of Fox Star Studios was held at Hotel Park Sheraton in Chennai.

Mr. Sanford Panitch, Head of Fox International Production. Dr. Vijay Singh, Head of India Operations Fox Star Studios and A.R. Murugadoss together address the media channels about their new venture.

Turning lights on Tamil film industry, Dr. Vijay Singh said, “We have been successful releasing some of the finest Hollywood films in India that includes Avatar, Knight and Day, A-Team and many more. We were privileged joining hands with Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan in “My Name is Khan’. In fact, the film spanned a big collection of Rs.208Crores. Now, our focus is all about accomplishing in Tamil film industry as we find some of the biggest talents over here….”

Mr. Sanford Panitch expressed his words of praises for A.R. Murugadoss saying, “We were indeed on the pursuit of a perfect guide and came across A.R. Murugadoss. This multi-faceted personality has marked success as a filmmaker, screenwriter in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu industry.”

A.R. Murugadoss on his turn uttered, “It makes me elated on pars more responsible as I have sustain these Hollywood producers in Kollywood. With the entry of Fox Star Studios, our Tamil films will not get dubbed in various foreign languages and will be screened in several of USA with English subtitles. Sometimes, there are chances of our films getting remade in foreign film industries as Fox Studios have more than 40 branches across the globe.”

When asked whether he would direct a Hollywood film produced by 20th Fox Century, ARM enthusiastically added, “why not? That has been my dream. I have certain scripts that would savor the tastes of Hollywood audiences, something like wild creatures based thriller movie. But I’ll have to find a best technical team and then approach the producers…”

The film to produced by 20th Fox Century and A.R. Murugadoss Productions will be directed by Murugadoss’ long time associate Saravanan with Jai and Vimal in lead roles. Thamman will be scoring music and rest of the crew is yet to be finalized.

The other project produced under this big banner will be launched by next couple of months.

– Sampurn Wire

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