B'wood goes looking for a hit in old remakes

6 years ago

Success of Karan Johar's "Agneepath" and Shah Rukh Khan's "Don" has opened door for many more remakes of old hits in Bollywood. Johar has hit the bulls eye by remaking Amitabh Bachchan starrer 1990 film "Agneepath".

The original, produced by his father Yash Johar, was a flop despite having big names like Bachchan, Danny Dengzoppa and Mithun Charaborty but the Hrithik Roshan-Sanjay Dutt starrer made Rs 23 crore on the opening day itself. The filmmaker had said that his father never got over the failure of the film and that's what prompted him to produce a remake, which has been directed by debutant Karan Malhotra.

 

Johar is not the only producer looking for gold in old. Director David Dhawan, whose last venture "Rascals" failed at the box office, is currently working on the remake of Sai Paranjpe directed college comedy "Chashme Buddoor", which is popular even today because of the endearing performances by Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval.

Dhawan has roped in Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar to reprise the fun and frolic moments of a student life. He is also keen to remake his own films like "Shola Aur Shabnam" and "Aankhen".

"Bollywood has always taken inspiration from the films which were hit in the past. These were the films which were close to people'S heart and I think this is a good idea to make a remake of those. The new generation should also know that how the films were in those days," the director said. (PTI)

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