REMAKE

  • Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to play Aamir Khan's role in 'PK' remake? February 9, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is likely to play the lead in the Tamil remake of Hindi blockbuster "PK", if sources are to believed. The yet-untitled remake will be produced by Gemini Film Circuit, which had earlier remade Rajkumar Hirani's "Munnabhai M.B.B.S." and "3 Idiots" as "Vasool Raja M.B.B.S." and "Nanban", respectively. "Gemini...
  • 'Friends', 'Dekh Bhai Dekh', 'Small Wonder': Why we need to remake old TV classics January 21, 2015

    There's no doubt that television has become an integral part of our lives and with the changing time, the television industry has also transformed rapidly. In the race to cope with the changing trends and tastes of the people, the industry has surely gifted us some amazing entertaining shows, but...
  • Tamil fantasy horror film 'Ra' to have Bollywood remake January 8, 2015

    Chennai: A Hindi remake of the 2014 Tamil fantasy horror hit "Ra" is underway. Its rights have been acquired by Wild Elephants Motion Pictures, which produced Hindi comedy "Tamanchey". "The movie will be remade in Hindi with a known actor and is likely to be jointly directed by Prabhu Yuvaraj and...
  • Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu gets an arm-length tattoo for 'Arima Nambi' remake January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: After getting his ears pierced for his role in yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil hit "Arima Nambi", actor Vishnu Manchu has now got an arm length tattoo on the special request of director Deva Katta. "It wasn't easy for me to say yes as it was my first tattoo and...
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme to return for 'Kickboxer' remake December 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor-martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme, who is known for his action in 1989 film 'Kickboxer', is in final negotiations to return for its remake. John Stockwell will be directing the movie. It will feature 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Dave Bautista and 'X Men: Days of Futue Past' actor...
  • Is Disney planning a sequel of animated movie 'Frozen'? December 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Idina Menzel says there might be a sequel to animated movie 'Frozen', but nothing is confirmed yet. "They're all in the works," the actress, who gave voiceover for Princess Elsa in the Oscar-winning Disney film and sings the popular theme tune "Let it go", said when asked about...
  • Telugu producers vie for 'Kaththi' remake rights; Pawan Kalyan being considered for the role October 27, 2014

    Chennai: Following the stupendous success of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi", which raked in over Rs.30 crore in the opening weekend worldwide, producers from Telugu filmdom have shown keen interest to remake the film in Telugu language. Actor Pawan Kalyan is being considered for the film's remake. "Several producers have expressed interest to...
  • I won't accept a role in the 'Ram Lakhan' remake: Tiger Shroff September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Onefilmold Tiger Shroff is sure about one thing, he doesn't want to step into his father's shoes for "Ram Lakhan" remake if at all it's offered to him. Riding high on the big success of his debut movie "Heropanti", the 24yearold is happy with what he has got so far. "No,...
  • Akshay Kumar starrer 'Shaukeen' set for Nov 7 release July 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Abhishek Sharmadirected remake of Basu Chatterjee's 1982 film 'Shaukeen' will hit the screens in the first week of November. Seasoned actors like Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Paresh Rawal along with Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar and actress Lisa Haydon will be seen in the film, which revolves around three...
  • Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days' now to be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi July 3, 2014

    Three cousins from Kerala go on to finding their dreams in the criticallyacclaimed Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days'. Directed by 'Kerala Cafe' filmmaker Anjali Menon, 'Bangalore Days' revolves around the three cousins. Starring noted actors Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Menon, Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen, the film...
  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yetuntitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster 'OMG: Oh My God!' went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch. "The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead...
  • Mohit Suri to direct Hindi remake of French comedydrama 'The Intouchables' May 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Mohit Suri has been roped in to direct the Hindi remake of hit 2011 French comedydrama 'The Intouchables'. Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment will produce the remake. Johar took to Twitter to announce the collaboration with Monga. "Guneet Monga (Sikhya Entertainment) and Dharma Productions will coproduce the...
  • Bobby Deol to play lead in 'Bichhoo 2' May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Guddu Dhanoa, who directed the 2000 Bollywood film 'Bichhoo', is set to make a sequel to the movie, and he will bring back Bobby Deol to play the lead in it. Dhanoa told IANS: "It is true that Bobby Deol has agreed to play the lead in 'Bichhoo 2'....
  • Anupam Kher in Delhi for 'Shaukeen' shoot May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted actor Anupam Kher is in the Capital for the shoot of 'Shaukeen', which is the remake of Basu Chatterjee's hit 1982 film of the same name. The new film is being directed by Abhishek Sharma and also stars Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Lisa Haydon and Akshay Kumar. "On my...
  • Paramount, MGM to remake historical epic 'BenHur' April 26, 2014

    New York: Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will produce a new version of the historical epic 'BenHur,' as the faithbased film revival continues on the big screen. Paramount Pictures and MGM announced Friday that they will coproduce 'BenHur' with Burnett and Downey, who also made the recent miniseries 'The Bible.' The...
  • I loved 'Lucia', says filmmaker Prasad Marar February 17, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil remake of critically and commercially successful Kannada blockbuster "Lucia" will have a few changes to suit the sensibilities of the local audience, says its director Prasad Marar. The yetuntitled remake features southern actor Siddharth in the lead. "We have already started shooting. The film will undergo minor changes for...
  • Manoj Bajpayee to act in the remake of Malayalam film 'Traffic' February 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee has proved his acting mettle in movies like 'Pinjar' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', but dubbing is something which is still 'tedious' for the actor. The 44yearold took to Twitter to announce that he was dubbing for his upcoming film which is a remake of Malayalam film 'Traffic'. "At the...
  • I never said I won't do remakes: Salman Khan January 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Salman Khan today dismissed reports that he was averse to acting in remakes after his recent movie 'Jai Ho', which is the remake of Chiranjeevistarrer Telugu film 'Stalin', failed at the box office. "I will do remakes. Who said I won't do them? I never said that I won't...
  • Huge demand for remake rights of 'Ninnindale' even before its release? January 10, 2014

    The promos and songs of Puneeth Rajkumar starrer 'Ninnindale' is already creating a lot of buzz and if sources are to be believed then there is also a huge demand for the remake rights of the Kannada film. The film is yet to hit the screens but it seems the...
  • Ben Affleck quits the remake of 'Tell No One'? November 24, 2013

    London: Actor Ben Affleck has reportedly walked away from the Hollywood remake of French drama 'Tell No One'. The 'Argo' stardirector signed on to revamp Guillaume Cannet's 2006 thriller in 2011, but it appears he is no longer attached to the project and filmmaker Gavin O'Connor is now in negotiations to...
  • Sooraj was at a hotel when Jiah died: Aditya Pancholi November 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Aditya Pancholi, harried by the sudden allegations against his son in the Jiah Khan case, says Sooraj was at a five star hotel when the actress died. "We've footage of Sooraj entering the hotel, spending time in there with his friend and leaving the hotel. Therefore the question of...
  • Naga Chaitanya to star in Telugu remake of 'Singh Vs Kaur' October 27, 2013

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is likely to feature in the Telugu remake of recent Punjabi hit 'Singh v/s Kaur'. Veteran producer D Ramanaidu, who had produced the original, plans to remake the film in Telugu as well. "Ramanaidu plans to remake the film with Chaitanya. If everything goes as planned,...
  • 'Attarintiki Daaredhi' likely to have a Tamil remake October 3, 2013

    Chennai: The phenomenal success of Pawan Kalyanstarrer Telugu actiondrama 'Attarintiki Daaredhi' has attracted eyeballs of leading producers who have expressed interest to remake the film in Tamil. "Nobody has bought the remake rights yet but several producers have expressed interest in the remake. A leading producer of Tamil movies is keen...
  • Salman Khan to start 'Hero' remake next year September 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer Salman Khan, who is all set to produce the remake of Subhash Ghai's hit film 'Hero', will start rolling the cameras for the movie by early next year. A 1983 film, 'Hero' was directed by Subhash Ghai and featured Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri, who were new at that...
  • Consent from original crew is the right way for remakes: Farhan September 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-director Farhan Akhtar, whose father-scriptwriter Javed has been embroiled in a legal battle with those remaking 'Zanjeer', says the right way to go about remakes is to take the consent of those associated with the original. The remake of the 1973 Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya starrer has been in news regarding copyright...
  • The remake of 'Baton Baton Mein' is on the cards August 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Acclaimed filmmaker Basu Chatterjee's 1979 film 'Baton Baton Mein' is set to be remade. Aditya Bhatia, who produced the recently released erotic film 'Nasha', is keen to drive the project ahead. "It's true that I am remaking Mr. Basu's cult film 'Baton Baton Mein'. But right now I am waiting...
  • I don't believe in remakes or biopics: Waheeda Rehman July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: While Bollywood filmmakers have been cashingin on the trend of remakes and biopics, legendary actress Waheeda Rehman is not in favour of them. Amid reports of biopics being planned on actorfilmmaker Guru Dutt and singeractor Kishore Kumar, Waheeda feels making a biopic is not the right thing as it...
  • South remakes are hit in Bollywood due to star presence: Prabhudeva July 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Choreographerdirector Prabhu Deva feels southern remakes are getting recognised in Bollywood because of the presence of big stars. Prabhu Deva has made three films in Hindi and all of them have been remakes. Two of his films, 'Wanted' (remake of Telugu film 'Pokiri') and 'Rowdy Rathore' (remake of Telugu...