It was on the birthday of their film Haathi Mere Saathi’s lead star Rana Daggubati that the makers decided to release the poster of their film. Haathi Mere Saathi will be a remake of the 1971 Rajesh Khanna starrer which tells the story of a man’s friendship with an elephant. The Prabhu Solomon starrer will be a trilingual film and is expected to release in Diwali next year. Also Read - Twitter Suspends Account of Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei For Tweet Against Trump

In a recent interview, Rana Daggubati told Mumbai Mirror, “There’s a very exciting physical language to the character I’m playing in Haathi Mere Saathi and is completely different from what I’ve done in the past. I’ve always wanted to be a part of content that can travel across the country. It is a rare story about the relevance of nature in our lives, narrated through a wonderful relationship between a man and an elephant. Prabhu Solomon’s passion for nature and elephants makes him the finest craftsman in the country who can handle a story like this.” Sharing the poster of the film on his Twitter handle, the Tollywood heartthrob wrote in his caption: “My next is on its way!! #HaathiMereSaathi first look on January 1st 2018!!” ALSO READ: Rana Daggubati And Prabhas’ Unforgettable, Incomparable Bromance In 10 Iconic Images Also Read - 'Your Voice Will Live Forever': Bhajan Singer Narendra Chanchal Dies at 80, Heartfelt Condolences Pour in

Haathi Mere Saathi is expected to rely heavily on VFX effects. Currently wrapping up a 1945 period drama, the actor has a number of interesting releases lined up for him. And the remake of the 1971 film is next on the cards. The film will be shot in Thailand amongst other places from January onwards. Keep following this space for more.