Bollywood filmmakers remaking the old classic films is not a new trend. Many Hindi films like Devdas, Zanjeer, Ittefaq, Don, Agneepath, Judwaa to name a few have been reworked in the last several years and most of them have been successful at the box office as well. Now joining the league of “Films that were remade” is BR Chopra’s 1978 romcom, Pati, Patni Aur Woh. Happy Bhaag Jayegi fame Mudassar Aziz is directing the remake while producers Juno Chopra and Abhay Chopra are producing it in the collaboration of Bhushan Kumar of T-Series.
And guess who is starring in it? Not Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha or Taapsee Pannu as rumoured in media a few months ago. exclusively learned who has been finalized to play the main lead in Pati, Patni Aur Woh remake and it’s Kartik Aryan. The young actor who has been in demand post Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety grossed over 100 crores last year will shoot for this film after completing Imtiaz Ali’s next romantic drama which he begins in February. The other star cast for the hasn’t been locked yet.
The 1978 film featured Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Ranjeeta Kaur in the lead roles and it was a comical take on extra-marital affairs. Mudassar’s film will apparently be remade with a modern twist to it. Although the main plot will be the same – it deals with the extramarital affair of a boss and his secretary – it will look at the subject in a 2019 way. The extramarital relationship will be shown from a radically opposite point as opposed to the point it has been shown in the original.
Mudassar Aziz had also recently revealed that his next will give a new take on Bollywood’s favourite subject of love, relationship, and marriage. “In 1978, the pati, the patni and the woh and their dimensions used to be very different. Back then, I do not know why society used to believe that if a man makes a mistake and then reforms himself, he should be forgiven.
That formula continued to be shown in films for the next 20 years. Whether Saajan Chale Sasural, Biwi No 1 or No Entry, it was very easy to forgive the man in the end if he repented or regretted his actions. What excites me about the film I am working on is that we have completely changed the take. We have given it a very different spin,” the director had said.