Mumbai: Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy is set to direct 'dream girl' Hema Malini once again after the duo delivered Bollywood's cult classic 'Sholay' 39 years ago. The film will be titled 'Shimla Mirchi' and will go on floors in August.
Ramesh Sippy and Hema Malini
The romantic saga will also feature 'Citylights' star Rajkummar Rao. Actress opposite him is yet to be finalised. "Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay' was released 39 years back in 1975, when he created the character of Basanti with his favourite actress Hema Malini.
"Ramesh Sippy is going to work with Hema Malini after 'Sholay' in 'Shimla Mirchi' and like his other films, the first letter of his next film is also with the letter 'S'," a release said. Sippy's last release as a director was 'Zamaana Deewana' in 1995. The film starred Raveena Tandon and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead.