Daggubati shared motion posters of his film in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. While the Telugu and Tamil posters featured actor Vishnu Vishal and Daggubati, the Hindi one had Pulkit Samrat along with Daggubati. The Telugu version is titled Aranya and Kaadan in Tamil.
Helmed by Prabhu Solomon, Haathi Mere Saathi is a real-life story about conserving elephants. The film stars Vishnu Vishal, Pulkit Samrat, Zoya Hussain, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Unnikrishnan, Paras Arora, and Sampath Ram in pivotal roles.
Sharing the poster of Haathi Mere Saathi, Daggubati wrote, “Life begins and the jungle roars #HaathiMereSaathi, in theatres on Makar Sankranti 2021 !!”
Captioning the tweet of Kaadan’s poster, he wrote, “Fighting the pandemic has shown us that our forests have been fighting a growing pandemic of human destruction for a long time! When will this stop!? Lets create awareness with #Kaadan, releasing on Pongal 2021 only at a theatre near you!”
It has been reported that the makers of Haathi Mere Saathi are keen to release the film on Sankranti due to its nature-oriented story and would be apt for the festival. The film was originally slated to release in April 2020. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the release was postponed.
The film is bankrolled by Inder Singh Bariya, Omshankar Bhagat, Ajay Rai, and Sushil Tirwadkar under the banner Trinity Pictures, while Eros International will distribute the film. Shantanu Moitra has composed the music and Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty is part of the technical crew.
Daggubati is awaiting the release of Virata Parvam, starring Nandita Das, Priyamani, and Sai Pallavi. Earlier this month, it was announced that the shooting for Daggubati’s upcoming film Hiranyakashyap has been stalled. The director of the film, Gunasekhar had written, “Amidst this global pandemic, despite ‘Hiranyakshyap‘ pre-production work completed, the massive scale shoot will take off later than anticipated and in the meantime I’ve embarked on another film.”