News|January 17, 2011 10:42 pm

David Dhawan Directing Chupke Chupke Remake!

2010 and 2011 will be full-on season for making re-making of old films or making sequels of previous ones. Now, it’s time for Hrishikesh Mukherji’s classic Chupke Chupke, which is currently top on the list of re-make. David Dhawan will direct the remake and Sohail Maklai will jointly produce it with Vishvaas Paandya of White Stripes.

Rumors are that lead star sons of Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, who were part of the original, Abhishek Bachchan and Bobby Deol will star in the remake. And guess what? Amitabh Bachchan is likely to star in the remake as well. A source said,

Paandya had the rights of the film for some time. Now, he has joined hands with Sohail Maklai in making this film.

Maklai has roped in writer Rumy Jaffrey, who is currently finalising the script while casting is under way.

The wish list is to have these actors on board. It is a classic film and most filmmakers would dare not go on that path but enough measures are being taken to make a unique film yet again.”

When contacted, David Dhawan said,

“Yes, the film has been offered to me and I am considering it.”

On the other hand, Sohail Maklai also confirmed it,

“Yes we are remaking the film along with White Stripes. Rumi Jaffrey is writing it and David Dhawan will direct it. However, no one in the cast has been finalised and we will approach them once the script is ready.”