"The deal was signed last week. Nihalani has acquired the Hindi theatre rights of the film and plans to release it in nearly 2,000 screens. All the versions of the film will have a simultaneous release on October 1," a source from the film's unit said.

Directed by Chimbu Deven, "Puli" is a mythological fantasy drama also starring Sridevi, Hansika Motwani and Shruti Haasan.

The film, which has music by Devi Sri Prasad, has also been dubbed in Telugu.

Nihalani is also the present chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification.


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