Director Samir Karnik's upcoming film revolves around Sridevi's stardom
After the Deols, director Samir Karnik seems to have now moved on to Sridevi.
His new under-production film Chaar Din Ki Chandni, which is currently being shot in Jodhpur, is an out-and-out tribute to the enduring charm of the actress.
"Kulraj Randhawa plays Chandni, a character obsessed with everything to do with Sridevi. As such, there are ongoing references to various Sridevi starrers," says a source.
Karnik has also acquired the rights of the track Chandni Oh Meri Chandni from the 1989 Sridevi-
While the actress herself sang the original track, the director wants to re-record the tune in another voice for his film.
Says the film's music director Abhishek Ray, "One can't tamper with an iconic song that is synonymous with Sridevi's beauty and stardom.
Classical maestros Shiv-Hari composed Chandni Oh Meri Chandni, so there isn't much I'd like to do to change the flavour. It will remain a duet, but yes, my version will be sung by two different singers."
Kulraj Randhawa plays Chandni
While Karnik remained unavailable for comment, Om Puri (who plays Randhawa's father in the film) says, "An old fort in Jodhpur has been turned into our hotel and also the shooting venue.
All of us from actors to technicians are staying together at this fort. It's a unique way of shooting for a film because no time is wasted."
On a completely different note, we've learnt that Sunny Deol will now direct the sequel to Karnik's hit Yamla Pagla Deewana.