Bollywood’s fascination for remaking Hollywood and South Indian movie is not new. The only thing that seems to have changed over the years is that earlier several filmmakers used to remake hit films without buying rights, but now the trend of buying rights before remaking has caught up.
A couple of months ago, news surfaced that some producers were planning to remake the 2013 American musical comedy-drama Begin Again in Hindi. Directed by John Carney, the movie had a bunch of actors on its cast including Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, James Corden, Yasiin Bey, CeeLo Green and Catherine Keener.
Begin Again was a huge hit upon its release. The story has great potential for a Hindi remake. According to some reports, ever since Bollywood stars Sidharth Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapur got to know about the Hindi remake of the film, both are vying for the same role in the project.
They have, reportedly, repeatedly ringed the makers of the remake and expressed their interest in the project. But since the casting process for the film is yet to begin, the makers will take the final call later. Well, it will be interesting to see whether the makers choose Sidharth Malhotra or Aditya Roy Kapur for the remake or they sign some other actor.
Meanwhile, Sidharth Malhotra is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Jabariya Jodi. Co-starring Parineeti Chopra, the movie is set to enter theatres on 2nd August. He is also shooting for Dharma Productions’ Shershah, which is a biopic on Kargil war martyr, Vikram Batra.
Aditya Roy Kapur, on the other hand, is presently shooting for two films – Malang and Sadak 2. Malang, also starring Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Khemu, reunites the actor with filmmaker Mohit Suri after their blockbuster musical hit Aashiqui 2 in 2013. Sadak 2 is a sequel to Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak (1991). It also stars Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles.