Paresh Rawal to play Om Prakash`s role in `Chupke Chupke`
Mumbai: Filmmaker Umesh Shukla has roped in actor Paresh Rawal to step into Om Prakash`s shoes for the new version of the cult classic ‘Chupke Chupke’.
"So far we have only finalised Paresh Rawal, who will play Om Prakash`s role," Shukla, who had directed ‘OMG Oh My God’ with Paresh in the lead role, said.
"Needless to say Pareshji is a wonderful actor and I share a good bonding with him. It will be fun to work with him again," he added.
The 1975 Hrishikesh Mukherjee-directed light-hearted drama ‘Chupke Chupke’ saw stellar performances by the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bhaduri, Om Prakash and Asrani. And who can forget Dharmendra`s antics in the film!
"We have made many changes in the script and it`s not a remake it is an adaptation of `Chupke Chupke`," said Shukla.
The rest of the cast is yet to be decided.
"Writer Sajid and Farhad have written the script and the film is in its final draft stage. It`s a fun-filled film. Once we finish the script, we will finalise the other actors as well," he said.