Rati Agnihotri has the rights for her 1981 cult romantic film Ek Duuje Ke Liye, directed by K Balachander which had Kamal Haasan as her co-star. According to industry sources, the actress is keen on remaking the film with her actor son Tanuj Virwani who will play Kamal Hassan’s role in he film.
Tanuj Virwani and his mother Rati Agnihotri. Pic/Sameer Markande
When contacted, Tanuj confirmed that they own the rights to the film. “But we have not approached anyone yet for the same. It’s too early right now to say anything about the film, but I can tell you that it’s definitely not my next project. That said, we will surely remake the film and I would love to be a part of it.”
Rati Agnihotri (left) and Kamal Haasan in the 1981 film 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye' which was shot in Goa and known for its chartbusters like Tere Mere Beech Mein and Hum Banne Tum Banne. In the remake Rati’s son Tanuj Virwani will reprise Kamal Haasan's role
Several star sons and daughters have taken on the responsibility to revive the magic on screen as created by their family members earlier.
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Mr Perfectionist has bought the rights to father Tahir Hussain’s 11 films including Caravan (1971) and Locket (1986). The actor bought the rights because of nostalgia and not with commerce in mind.
Posters of Locket and Caravan — both made under his father Tahir Hussain’s banner
Ketan Desai-Pooja Desai
Manmohan Desai’s son Ketan Desai and granddaughter Pooja Desai are set to relaunch the MKD banner which made films like Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Naseeb (1981). Their films will highlight family values and will steer clear of salacious content.
A still from 'Amar Akbar Anthony'
The grandson of late filmmaker GP Sippy has taken the charge to revive the family banner’s magic. Sascha recently digitised Sholay and re-released it in 3D.
Sascha Sippy digitised 'Sholay' and a still from the 1975 film
As expected, he has stepped into his father Jayantilal Gada’s shoes and has taken charge of the production house.