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07-19-2012, 03:03 PM #1
Rajesh Khanna's dream project 'Aradhana' to be remade by Ashim SamantaKakaji (as he was fondly called) and his sweet memories will always remain in our hearts.
Shakti Samanta, the legendary film-maker who introduced Rajesh Khanna in iconic films like Amar Prem, Aradhana and Kati Patang, before his demise was all set to revive the family banner with the remake of Aradhana.
Alas the sad demise of Shaktida in 2009 put the project on hold. Just when the talks were initiated with Ashim (son of Shakti Samanta) to revive this project, Kaka’s health again put the plans on hold. Even though Kaka was not to act, he wanted to actively participate in the remake and he was adamant that the film is remade with a new star cast.
Since Aditya, who is the grandson of Shaktida, is to be launched, they felt it best suited to first let the film Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai take off and subsequently start work on the Aradhana remake.
“Kaka one evening at a family get together called me over and repeatedly insisted that I start work on the remake of Aradhana with new star cast” said Ashim “I am keen to revive this with Kakaji and my father's blessings.”
Hope the dreams of both legendary actor – director friends come true!!!