News|January 14, 2011 8:33 am

Waheeda: Vidya or Sonam to Play Gulabo in Pyaasa Remake

Veteran Bollywood actress, Waheeda Rehman feels that Vidya Balan or Sonam Kapoor to play Gulabo, the prostitute with a heart of gold, in a possible remake of her 1957 classic, Pyaasa. Although, the actress does not like remaking of original movies but she feels that this could not be stopped. Reacting to news of Aamir Khan’s wish of reworking Guru Dutt’s, she said,

“It shouldn’t be made. I don’t have right to stop people. If it’s made, then my role should be done either by Sonam Kapoor or Vidya Balan.”

Waheeda also thinks that it is impossible to bring back time with new versions of old classics as  much of the drama and impact is lost. The actress says,

“Classics shouldn’t be remade because if you make the remake of such films, comparisons are inevitable. The new version might be better, but the impact of the original version is difficult to replace from the mind of artistes and audience of our generations.”

“Some films look better in black and white only. The coloured version can’t retain the same drama or impact of many black and white films made in our time. If Kaagaz Ke Phool is remade in colour, it would be a disaster. It goes same for films like Pyaasa, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam or Nutan’s Sujata.”

Waheeda was one of first and finest dancing stars in Bollywood and does not think highly of modern movie choreography, especially the item number trend.She says,

“In our time the songs were the part of the story. That’s what I feel. I don’t find much varied choreography in today’s films.

Let’s see what is reaction of Aamir’s on  this!

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