Karthi has become the darling of Telugu audiences with three consecutive hits. All the three remakes (dubbed version) of his Tamil films -- Yuhanukku Okkadu (Aayirathil Oruvan) Awaara (Paiyya) and now Na Peru Siva (Naan Mahaan Alla) -- have worked big time in Telugu.
Na Peru Siva starring Karthi and Kajal Agarwal [ Images ] is running so successfully in 230 theatres across Andhra Pradesh that whenever Karthi makes a visit to Hyderabad, he is hounded by Telugu film producers to sign up for more Telugu films. Recently, the actor, who dubs for his Telugu re-makes, announced that he would soon be doing a "straight" Telugu film.
With the huge success of Singham (starring Karthi's brother Suriya) and Naan Mahaan Alla (starring Karthi and Kajal Agarwal) in Tamil and Telugu, Studio Green, the production house run by Karthi's cousin Gnanavel has become one of the most successful companies.
With the success of Singham in Hindi, and Na Peru Siva in Telugu, Hindi film producers are after Gnanavel for the latter's Hindi rights. A press release says that Gnanavel has put it on hold till Na Peru Siva breaks all records in Telugu.