Monday, 30 April 2012

It will be Prakash Mehra’s sons’ next after ‘Zanjeer’

Bollywood is clearly running out of ideas. In a year of sequels and remakes, make way for another one – Amitabh Bachchan’s blockbuster hit ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ And the people behind this project are the ones who are reprising another Bachchan hit, ‘Zanjeer’ as well. The late Prakash Mehra’s sons – Sumit, Punit and Amit – who own the worldwide rights to all the films Prakash Mehra’s films are planning to remake most their father’s films and after ‘Zanjeer’, they have zeroed in on this Amitabh-Vinod Khanna-Rekha-Rakhee starrer. 
Then the Mehra boys plan to remake Prakash Mehra's ‘Laawaaris’, ‘Sharaabi’, ‘Namak Halaal’, ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Haath Ki Safaai’.
Talking about his father's blockbuster, Amit said, "What I love about Muqaddar Ka Sikandar is that every protagonist in the film, including Amjad Khan Saab, is a passionate lover. The remake would have to be cast very carefully. We don't have too many actors today who can pull off the role of intense lovers."

However, sources say Amit has already set his eyes on Abhishek Bachchan to reprise the role of the protagonist Sikandar played by his father Amitabh Bachchan in the original.
Casting apart, post Salim Javed's royalty demand for the ‘Zanjeer’ remake, there is a fear in the Mehras' camp about the writer of the original story, Vijay Kaul coming forward to lay a claim on the remake.
Hopefully this time, the brothers will seek more than the writer's blessings before launching the project.

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