Taare Zameen Par in Tamil, Telugu to be released on Sep 12

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Chennai, Aug 12 (UNI) Actor-director Aamir Khan has announced that his much acclaimed debut film as director 'Taare Zameen Par', was being dubbed in Tamil as 'Val Natchathiram'and Telugu as 'Nelameedha Taaralu', and would be released simultaneously on September 12.

The charismatic Aamir said this at a press conference here last night when the head of an NGO working with dyslextic children appealed to him to come and make a film on them in Tamil Nadu.

Aamir's interaction with NGOs was a day before he was to receive the best 'Debut Director' award for his widely acclaimed film. The award was instituted 11 years ago by the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial' by well known Telugu writer, journalist and actor Gollapudi Maruti Rao. This was in memory of his son, Srinivas, who died in an accident while he was filming his own debut film as a director years ago.

''Yes, normally I don't accept any award because I think judging which film is better for an award is in my opinion subjective'' Aamir said at the conference.

''But I do when an award is given by people are genuine. I go by the organisation and the people behind the award'', he said in apprecition of a noble idea mooted by Mr Maruti Rao.

Asked what gave him the confidence to handle such a subject, which originally the script writer of 'Tare Zameen Par' had been directing, Aamir said '' I fell in love with the script and the story. I wanted to show it to the people, not only in the country, but to a universal audience.'' '' Actor Surya has dubbed for me in the Tamil version,'' he added.

Aamir said in his opinion it sensitised him towards his own kids and I am happy that it has sensitised parents, who have children with such problems like dyslexia.'' Aamir said the theme of the film was simply universal.

Heads of welfare associations caring for the dyslexic children, who also participated in the press conference and later in the interactive session thanked Aamir immensly for making a film on dyslexics.

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