It has been reported that Rati Agnihotri has been trying to get her hand on the rights of 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye' (1981) for a few years now. Finally, her deal with the Prasad group is through and the film is going to be shot early next year.
Tanuj Virwani and Rati Agnihotri
Rati Agnihotri made her debut with the 1981 cult romantic film, Ek Duuje Ke Liye where she starred opposite the south Indian superstar Kamal Haasan. The film itself was a remake of the director K Balachander's Tamil film, Maro Charitra which also had Kamal Haasan playing the male lead.
Confirming the news, Rati's son Tanuj Virwani, who would be stepping into Kamal's shoes says, "This film is especially close to my mother's heart. The movie was based on tragic love which is an eternal topic.
Love is such a pure emotion that two people can fall in love with each other even if they don't understand each other's language. These issues still make sense as parents tend to get their children to forget their love if the caste, religion etc doesn't match.
Certain changes will be made in the script to suit today's times. We will begin shooting either end of this year or early next year. I would like my mother to act in the film too, but a lot depends on the script which is still being written."