Mumbai: Filmmaker Vashu Bhagnani says hewould try his best to convince megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda to appear in at least one scene in the remake of comedy blockbuster “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan”. The 1998 film, directed by David Dhawan, featured Bachchan, 73, and Govinda in a double role. Bhagnani’s Puja Entertainment and Films Ltd has merged with Eros International Media Ltd, which bought 50 per cent stake in the company.
“As of now we are working on remakes of ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ and ‘Hero No 1’. The remakes will be as good as a sequel. I would really try to make Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda at least do one scene in the film (‘Bade Miyan…’). Even if it is a cameo, it would be great to have them. It is an iconic film,” Bhagnani told PTI. Asked if the remakes of other films in the pipeline – “Coolie No. 1” and “Biwi No.1” – will retain the same cast, the producer said, “May be.
There are a few good performers today who can play the same role. But it all depends on the script. The moment it gets complete, we will look at these things. “It has been a few days since the merger happened, so we are still doing meetings. The director, star cast, exact release dates will all be decided as and when we proceed.” Apart from the “No 1” series the makers would also remake romantic drama “Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein”. “It has been almost eleven years for ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ and people still listen to its music and talk about the film. The recall value is terrific.
We will 100 percent remake that as well,” he said. Bhagnani says today many iconic films of the 90s are being remade and he does not feel any pressure to deliver with the remakes of his films. “The ‘No 1’ series is our main asset, it is so dear to us. Today ‘Judwaa’ is getting remade too. We have almost six-seven films which can be remade because they are huge brands, people still recall them,” he said. “There is no pressure at all. We want to make good films. These movies are like gold to us and we won’t spoil them. We will take our own time to deliver, but won’t disappoint,” Bhagnani added. PTI
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