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09-12-2012, 05:24 PM #1
Manoj Kumar approached for Kabuliwala remake
75-year old actor-filmmaker Manoj Kumar, who recently celebrated his 75th birthday, has been approached by French-Afghan writer Atiq for a contemporary take on the 1961 film Kabuliwala, the big screen adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s acclaimed short story by the same name.
“Mr Rahimi wants me to act in the movie which will have the same script but will be set in the Afghanistan of today,” the veteran observes.
Keeping the actor’s comfort in mind, the film will be shot in India. According to the veteran, the film will have a universal appeal and will cater to audiences in both India and Afghanistan.
Born in Abbottabad in the North-Western Frontier which is now in Pakistan, Kumar can also speak Pashto and has visited Afghanistan on a number of occasions. He is also looking forward to making films with his Afghani counterparts.
Known for his patriotic films, the actor was recently honoured by the ministry of information and culture of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for his contribution to cinema.
Currently, the veteran is in the process of finalising the star cast of his upcoming film Judgement.