Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan starrer ‘Bawarchi’ to be remade; here’s who will direct the film

✍️Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan starrer ‘Bawarchi’ to be remade; here’s who will direct the film✍️

Filmmaker Anushree Mehta, renowned for directing the Radhika Apte starrer ‘Mrs Undercover’ in 2023, has been chosen to direct the Hindi remake of the beloved 1972 classic ‘Bawarchi,’ originally directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

‘Bawarchi’ was renowned for its ensemble cast featuring Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bachchan, and Asrani, among others. The cherished family comedy-drama was itself a remake of the 1966 Bengali film ‘Galpo Holeo Satti,’ directed by Tapan Sinha.

This adaptation comes as the first in a three-movie collaboration between Jaadugar Films and Sameer Raj Sippy Productions. The two production houses aim to reimagine timeless gems like Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s ‘Mili’ (1975) and Gulzar’s iconic drama ‘Koshish’ (1972).

Expressing a mix of emotions, Anushree Mehta highlighted the opportunity to direct the ‘Bawarchi’ adaptation as a ‘kaleidoscopic combination’ of excitement, honor, and humility. She emphasized the ‘massive responsibility’ she feels and aims to approach the adaptation with ‘sensitivity’, creating wholesome ‘family films’ that resonate with contemporary audiences.

Anushree has completed the screenplay adaptation and plans to commence filming the project in 2024. The casting process is currently underway, with the producers intending to secure a top-tier A-list actor for the lead role.

✍️FAQs✍️

✍️Q: Who will direct the Hindi remake of ‘Bawarchi’?✍️

A: Filmmaker Anushree Mehta, known for her directorial debut with the film ‘Mrs Undercover’, has been chosen to direct the Hindi remake of ‘Bawarchi’.

✍️Q: What other films are part of the three-movie collaboration between Jaadugar Films and Sameer Raj Sippy Productions?✍️

A: The collaboration also aims to bring remakes of ‘Mili’ (1975) featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, and ‘Koshish’ (1972) by Gulzar.

✍️Q: When is the filming of the ‘Bawarchi’ adaptation set to begin?✍️

A: The project is scheduled to commence filming in 2024.

✍️Conclusion✍️

The announcement of Anushree Mehta directing the remake of ‘Bawarchi’ presents an exciting prospect for fans of the original classic and Indian cinema enthusiasts. With a focus on adapting the film for contemporary audiences while staying true to the essence of the original, this remake is sure to have a significant impact in the industry. As the project progresses, it will be interesting to see how the casting unfolds and the unique vision Anushree Mehta brings to this beloved classic.

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