Malayalam director Siddique has become popular throughout India after his film Bodyguard became a hit. He himself made the Tamil and Hindi remakes of the film. The Hindi Bodyguard with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor has become one of the biggest Bollywood hits in this year.
Siddique, however, is not directing the Telugu version which is titled Ganga The Bodyguard which has Venkatesh and Trisha in the lead roles. The Telugu remake is being directed by Gopichand Malinieni.
The media reported that Siddique is making his Tollywood debut with a bilingual Malayalam-Telugu film. The director denied these reports about his impending Telugu directorial debut. He says there are no plans as of now.