Vikram Bhatt's horror flick Haunted, India's first stereoscopic 3D film, is now also the first ever Indian film to be dubbed in Spanish.
Haunted, headlining Mithun Chakraborty's son Mahakshay Chakraborty and Tia Bajpai, reaches out to diverse audiences with its multilingual versions in - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English. After an intense market research Bhatt decided to dub the film in Spanish.
According to Vikram there is a huge market for horror films in the Spanish/Latin American belt and they want to tap that market. Iinitially, the filmmaker planned to include Spanish subtitles, but later discovered it was really tough to use subtitles in a 3D film. So the movie was dubbed in Spanish.
To get the Spanish version started, Bhatt will be flying to Toronto next month to choose the dubbing artistes. He added, "I want the voices in Spanish to match with the original voices of my actors".
The dubbed Spanish version will release two months after the Hindi release which is due in theaters on May 6.
In 2010 there were reports that Kites, headlining Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori, would be dubbed in Spanish for release in Mexico, since Mori hails from the couintry, but it never happened.