Mumbai: This is jolly good news for ‘Ashiqui’ fans and a surprise too. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who has always made news with his dramatic work, has been asked by T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar to remake the 1990 superhit.
Yes its true, the Rahul Roy-Anu Agarwal starrer romantic film ‘Aashiqui’ is likely to me remade and talks around the same are in process at the moment.
A source informed a daily, “Only last week, T-Series decided that they should remake ‘Aashiqui.’ Bhushan approached Madhur to direct the film. Madhur is mulling over it. It would be interesting to see how Madhur treats a romantic film. This would be a complete deviation for him.”
Source also added, “‘Aashiqui’ has lilting tunes. It would be a big challenge to recreate music of that calibre. However, knowing Bhushan and Madhur, they both shall leave no stone unturned to create the very best for their film.”
The two filmmakers had a long meeting a couple of days ago. A daily also reported, Bhushan is so keen to start off ‘Aashiqui 2’ that he even asked Madhur to start on the project as soon as he completes ‘Heroine’ with Kareena Kapoor. It would be interesting to see if Madhur chooses ‘Fashion 2’ before ‘Aashiqui’ or vice versa.
When contacted by a tabloid, Bhushan Kumar said, “Well now that you guys say it, I am thinking of remaking ‘Aashiqui.’”
Co-producer of ‘Aashiqui’ Mahesh Bhatt said, “We’ve had talks with Bhushan to pick up the threads of our association which stopped in the 90s.”
Now this is going to be one remake to look forward to!