Filmmaker A.R.Murugadoss’s latest release, Spyder, opened to a mixed response in Telugu and Tamil but the collections of the film have been quite steady. Starring Mahesh Babu in the role of an intelligence officer, Spyder is the biggest release in the career of Mahesh Babu and marks his debut in Tamil cinema. There were rumours doing rounds that Spyder may be remade in Bollywood and top star Salman Khan may feature in it. But filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss clarifies about the remake and his plans to feature Salman Khan in it.
“Salman has a huge following in Andhra Pradesh too. They would be disappointed to see him doing something they’ve already seen another superstar do. No, I will make only an original film with Salman,” a report in DC quoted director A.R. Murugadoss. There were few reports doing rounds earlier that Mahesh Babu himself might feature in the Bollywood remake and make his debut in Hindi. However, these are unconfirmed reports.
Spyder has received an overwhelming response in Tamil Nadu and was even praised by Super Star Rajinikanth after he watched a special screening of the film. “Film is very good. Film has good message along with superb action part. Murugadoss handled the subject very well. Mahesh Babu gave an extra ordinary performance. I congratulate entire unit of ‘Spyder’ for delivering such a superb film,” Rajinikanth had said. The collections of Spyder on Day 1 were close to INR 50 crores which is a record for any film in South Indian cinema after Baahubali.