Shriya Pilgaonkar has replaced Kalki Koechlin in the Rana Daggubati-starrer Haathi Mere Saathi, her spokesperson has confirmed. Shriya’s character in the film is that of a journalist. Directed by Kumki-fame Prabhu Solomon, Haathi Mere Saathi is a family adventure film based on the elephant corridors of India.
The makers have described the project as a tribute to the 1971 Rajesh Khanna classic of the same name. The trilingual film will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Other Bollywood actors in the cast include Pulkit Samrat and Zoya Hussain. The film recently went on floors in Adoor, Kerala.