Basu Chatterjee's superhit 'Shaukeen' (1982) is all set to join the list of Bollywood remakes. The film, being directed by Rumi Jaffrey, will soon go on the floor. Jaffrey says he has slightly tweaked the original story, keeping in mind today's requirements. For example, the remake will be shot outside India and not in Goa, as seen in the original.

According to a report in TOI: Though the director is yet to confirm, buzz is that Rishi Kapoor will play Ashok Kumar's role. Paresh Rawal may be seen doing Utpal Dutt's role while Annu Kapoor could be in the role played by AK Hangal in the original. While some remakes are stuck over copyright issues, Chatterjee says he has nothing against Jaffrey 's project. "I have no issue; they have taken my permission," he says.

In fact, Jaffrey is hoping to get Chatterjee to direct the initial shot of the remake. He is yet to finalise actors for Mithun Chakraborty and Rati Agnihotri's roles.

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April 2, 2013 7:42 am
I don't understand that to why we are wasting monies in watching films. Do you believe that with our money some of film actors are getting billons of rupees for acting in a single film? Since the producers are paying high rates of money to those expensive actors, therefore, the cost of entertainment becomes higher and out of budget of ordinary people. Avoid watching films in cinema houses and save money for constructive purposes. If we avoid it, the rate of such billions paying actors will naturally be come down and then these high paid actors will look any other job in a constructive way. We have so many free channels and sources to get entertainment instead of watching films in Cinema Houses.
April 2, 2013 8:11 am
bollywood has run out of ideas
Cherian (Melbourne)
April 2, 2013 9:04 am
Another lovable classic lined up for butchering
Ravi Ingale from University of Pune.
April 2, 2013 9:31 am
It happens only in Pakistan.
Ravi Ingale from University of Pune.
April 2, 2013 9:34 am
Old is Gold, No one can replace Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and A.K. Hangal. Today's Remake are only to show nude heroine on the silver screen.
anon, India
April 2, 2013 11:29 am
I loved the original film and am waiting for its remake. The story idea remains great and it would be interesting to see how it would be scripted in modern times. I reckon if the setting of the film is outside India, then the location would definitely be Bangkok.
April 2, 2013 5:43 pm
ali wadood
April 2, 2013 8:45 pm
No not ideas, but they are looking in a wrong direction, I mean no looking back.
April 2, 2013 10:30 pm
No oooooooooooooooooooooo Leave the classics alone -- please.
April 3, 2013 3:37 am
everybody needs to freshen their mind from routine stressful life,it depends on every individuals the taste & choice of entertainment, many people dosn't like to watch movies,..LIVE & LET LIVE... JIYO AUR JINE DO
April 3, 2013 4:13 am
Reality depicted in an amusing manner.
Noor Nomani
April 3, 2013 5:48 am
Utpal Dutt can't be replaced
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