Kannada movie Shrimathi, starring Upendra, Celina Jaitley and Priyanka Trivedi did fairly well at the box office and is now being dubbed in Telugu and retitled as 'XYZ'.
The USP of the film is the steamy scenes between Celina Jaitley and Upendra. Celina plays a lady boss who tries to seduce and sexually harasses her employee, played by Upendra. The film is a remake of the 2004 Hindi movie Aitraaz, which in turn was based on the 1994 Hollywood movieDisclosure.
The Telugu film’s producer Gajula Manikyala Rao is recently quoted to have said: “I am happy that I am debuting with a film backed up by a good story and a fantastic actor in the lead. The movie is a super hit in Kannada. We are preparing to release the film in the first week of October.”
XYZ has story, screenplay and direction by Ravi. Its music is by Ghantadi Krishna and cinematography is by Johnny Lal. The film’s supporting cast includes Kota Srinivasa Rao, Hema,Sayaji Shinde and Prem Chopra.
Meanwhile, Celina Jaitley seems pretty much inactive on Bollywood front after her marriage to Peter Haag in 2011. The Kannada movie Shrimathi too released in 2011.