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07-20-2009, 04:17 AM #1
◄◄ David Dhawan to direct 'Chashme Buddoor' remake? ►►
He has been approached by Studio 18
Having tickled the funny bone of the audience with his comedies, Bollywood director David Dhawan is mulling an offer to direct the remake to 1981 cult hit "Chashme Buddoor".
"I have been approached by Studio 18, who have the rights to the movie. Though nothing has been finalised yet, we are working on it," Dhawan told IANS in an interview.
"Even if I agree to do this project, the movie will have a contemporary feel to it. I have to keep today's audience in mind. I am still thinking about this offer," he added.
One of the best remembered comedies of Hindi cinema, "Chashme Buddoor" was originally directed by multiple-award winning writer-director Sai Paranjpye.
Starring Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani, the 145-minute comedy etched itself in people's minds with its witty dialogues and characters.
Asked about his character preferences for the remake, Dhawan laughed off the matter in his trademark style.
The director also revealed that he has been approached to make a remake of veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherji's "Chupke Chupke", which is also "under talks though nothing has been finalised yet".
07-20-2009, 12:19 PM #2