Friday, 31 August 2007

Another remakes of Sholay !

Today, August 31 , there is the release of "Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag" the remake of Classic "Sholay" . Being the all-time classic movie , this is not strange for being remade.
India Times has an article ,that Pritish Nandy confirms, "We are planning the prequel, sequel and the remake of Sholay along with the animated version." , and they will firstly finalised the director and then the star casts. But now we heard that Manoj Bajpai , who firstly offered for the role of Sambha in Varma version , was approached for the role.

Manoj Bajpai says that he can play Jai or Veeru very well and Shefali Shah feels, she can’t imagine anybody playing the characters of Sholay, but she would prefer to see Rani Mukerji as Basanti and maybe herself portraying the role of Radha.

Tanuja Chandra, director of women protagonists films, states that her choices are -

"I would like to see Govinda as Veeru, Randeep Hooda as Jai, Radha being played by Konkona Sen Sharma and Akshaye Khanna as Gabbar Singh. Well, that’s a strange choice. "

Yes , of course that's really strange choice. But I would like to see Konkona in Radha role ! But for me Classic should not remade , for people classics are still in their heart and remake cannot overcame the original. But I hard and have seen a lots of remakes , "Umrao Jaan" , "Parineeta" and today "Sholay" and then "Meena Kumari's" Classic "Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam". I think however the directors and stars try out, the new ones cannot overcome the oldies and Classics are stay as classics for the audiences.

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