Dev Anand hunts for new face for new ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’

Last Updated: May 19, 2011, 14:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Bollywood veteran Dev Anand is looking for a new face, who could match the talent of actress Zeenat Aman for the modern age adaptation of his 1971 cult hit ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’.

Zeenat played a hippie in the movie, and became an overnight success.

Dev Anand is open to cast a girl from any part of India for the new film, which will be titled ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna – Aaj’. But his condition is that the girl should not look more than 18-19 years of age and should be able to essay the character close to what Zeenat played in the original movie.

"My story will not be a remake but an adaptation of `Hare Rama Hare Krishna`. Since it is set in 2011, I am looking for a girl who can look very modern and become a cult figure like Zeenat," Dev Anand said in a press statement.

The original ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ took a bold look at the prevalent hippie culture and growing westernisation in those times, and also carried a subtle anti-drugs message.

Dev Anand has changed the storyline to fit in today`s world, and the project is currently in its scripting stage.

The 87-year-old evergreen star is also gearing up for the release of his next directorial film ‘Chargesheet’.

IANS