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    Default Rohit Roy to direct 'Shaukeen' remake

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    After directing one of the stories in DUS KAHANIYAAN and winning tremendous critical acclaim for it, actor-director Rohit Roy is gearing up to start his new film. This time, it's a remake of Basu Chatterjee's immensely likable and successful film SHAUKEEN, which starred Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and A.K. Hangal with Mithun Chakraborty and Rati Agnihotri in lead roles.

    "The remaking rights have been acquired [from Basu-da] by Bunty Bahl, who will produce the film," Rohit reveals. Although Rohit and Bunty have decided to retain the story and characters from the film, they have decided to update it to suit the present-day scenario. "SHAUKEEN was very simplistic. The new SHAUKEEN will be a modern version. Also, the original version was set in India. But we are not placing our film in India. We are looking at Las Vegas, Spain or Malaysia," Rohit divulges.

    Producer Bunty Bahl states that they will finalize the star cast of their film after they update the script [post Diwali]. The makers plan to begin filming early next year.
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