The Telugu film Oh! My Friend is being dubbed into Tamil with the title Sridhar. Starring Siddharth, Shruti Haasan and Hansika, the film did an average business in Telugu but was critically acclaimed by many within and outside the industry for its neat presentation.
Siddharth, who recently tasted success as producer with Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi and (Love Failure (in which he played the lead role besides producing it), has reportedly told the makers of Oh! My Friend that he would neither dub in his own voice for his role in the dubbed Tamil version nor would he associate himself in any manner to promote the film. Wonder what made him take such a hard decision!
A regular visitor on social networking sites, Sid has recorded on his micro-blogging site that there was not way ‘he would visit the dubbing theatre to dub in other languages in respect of my old films….It’s not likely to happen at any time in the future…’
As such, the crew had no other option but to look for a suitable voice to dub for Siddharth and zeroed in on our own Simbu a.k.a. STR who has agreed to sing a song for Sid in the film. The Telugu number was sung by Sid and Shruti. However, it remains to be seen as to whether Simbu would dub in the entire film for Sid’s role.