Remember ‘Chameli ki Shaadi’? Perhaps not. But that was a hit movie in 1986 and its remake is being considered now and the lead pair is likely to be Parineeti Chopra (recently in the news for the Varun Dhawan kiss in Dishoom) and Diljit Dosanjh (was in the recently released Udta Punjab) – surely an odd couple.
Having said that, the original movie had paired up Anil Kapoor with Amrita Singh and that had been a surprise too. Among others in the cast then were stalwarts like Amjad Khan, Pankaj Kapoor and Om Prakash. It was directed by Basu Chatterjee.
The remake will likely be directed by Rohit Jugraj.
Were the filmmakers swayed by the odd pairing and assumed that the need of the hour in this century too would be to try and emulate that? Perhaps so, and a SpotBoye report seems to be confirming that.
Take the poll, tell us what you make of the Parineeti Chopra-Diljit Dosanjh pairing:
According to the report none other than Shah Rukh Khan had been interested in buying the rights of the movie at some stage, but he missed the bus as it had already been snapped up by co-producer Deepak Mukut in a deal inked with Phantom Films.