Zarina Wahab to play Ajay`s mother in `Himmatwala` remake
New Delhi: Actress Zarina Wahab has been roped in to portray the role of Ajay Devgn`s mother in the remake of Jeetendra-starrer ‘Himmatwala’.
The 52-year-old, who was seen playing Hrithik Roshan`s mother in ‘Agneepath’, has been in the industry for more than three decades and is a well known face on the small screen.
"I am playing the role of a mother in Sajid Khan`s `Himmatwala` remake. I don`t want to work in too many films and serials. I like acting, it’s my hobby and so I keep juggling between TV and films. This also keeps me busy," Wahab said.
Jeetendra and Sridevi-starrer `Himmatwala` was a superhit film of 1983, directed by Telugu filmmaker K Raghvedra. In the original film veteran actress Waheeda Rehman played the role of Jeetendra`s mother.
Directed by Sajid Khan, the ‘Himmatwala’ remake will see actor Ajay Devgn take on the role of Jeetendra while the leading lady is not yet finalised.
Wahab thinks working on the big screen gives an actor a longer shelf life as compared to small screen.
"Both the mediums are equally tough but on the small screen you are remembered till the time the serial is on air while films have a much higher recall value," she said.