Rohit Shetty is remaking Gulzar’s original with King Khan and Tusshar Kapoor playing the inimitable twins
We’re waiting to double up with laughter. After his success with Golmaal 3, comedy-happy Rohit Shetty is set to remake among the funniest Hindi films of all times Angoor, sources tell us.
The rib tickling 1982 original by Gulzar stayed with generations, especially for unparalleled performances by Sanjeev Kumar, who plays a detective novel aficionado and Deven Verma, who pretends to be a bhaang lover. Both characters have their twin counterparts and all hell breaks loose when they finally encounter each other.
What precedes this encounter is a series of blunders that has us in splits. Of course, Moushumi Chatterjee’s intemperate bawling tendencies just add to the pandemonium.
Rohit Shetty is now attempting to remake this film and the role that Sanjeev Kumar played in the 1982 hit, has been bagged by none other than Shah Rukh Khan, who Shetty is working with for the first time.
Shetty will work on the script along with his trusted scriptwriter Sajid-Farhad. The original was based on Shakespeare’s play A Comedy of Errors. Apparently, for the modern version, Shetty is likely to rope in Tusshar Kapoor for playing Deven Varma’s role.
Kareena Kapoor, after her three stints with Rohit Shetty in the Golmaal series, has developed a great rapport with him. So, no prizes for guessing who will play Moushumi Chatterjee’s role in the film’s remake.
“After he made Golmaal 3, everyone was wondering what Rohit Shetty’s next plans were. People were guessing if he would make a fourth sequel but the director surprised everyone by choosing to work on an Angoor remake.
That he decided to work with Shah Rukh Khan on this came as a real shocker.
It seems that Rohit is now wanting to work only with A-listers,” our source said. Despite repeated calls and messages, Rohit Shetty remained unavailable for comments.
But the director sure has a tough task at hand. Let’s hope he succeeds and doesn’t blame failure on sour grapes.