Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan starrer ‘Bawarchi’ to be remade; here’s who will direct the film

Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan starrer ‘Bawarchi’ to be remade; here’s who will direct the film

Filmmaker Anushree Mehta, who marked her directorial debut with the Radhika Apte starrer ‘Mrs Undercover’ in 2023, is set to helm the Hindi remake of the treasured 1972 classic ‘Bawarchi,’ originally directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

‘Bawarchi’ was a star-studded family comedy-drama featuring actors Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bachchan, and Asrani, among others. The beloved film was itself a remake of the 1966 Bengali film ‘Galpo Holeo Satti,’ starring Rabi Ghosh, and directed by Tapan Sinha.

The adaptation of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic marks the beginning of a three-movie collaboration between Jaadugar Films and Sameer Raj Sippy Productions. They are set to reimagine timeless gems like Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s ‘Mili’ (1975) and Gulzar’s iconic drama ‘Koshish’ (1972).

Anushree Mehta expressed a mix of emotions, describing the opportunity to direct the ‘Bawarchi’ adaptation as a ‘kaleidoscopic combination’ of excitement, honor, and humility. Acknowledging the weight of the task, she emphasized the ‘massive responsibility’ she feels.

FAQs

Q: When will filming for the Bawarchi adaptation begin?
A: Anushree Mehta aims to commence filming the project in 2024.

Q: What is the approach for the adaptation of ‘Bawarchi’?
A: Anushree Mehta emphasized that her adaptation of ‘Bawarchi’ will be approached with sensitivity, aiming to create wholesome family films that resonate with contemporary audiences.

Q: Who is involved in the production of the Bawarchi remake?
A: The adaptation of ‘Bawarchi’ is a collaboration between Jaadugar Films and Sameer Raj Sippy Productions.

Q: What other classic films are part of the collaboration between Jaadugar Films and Sameer Raj Sippy Productions?
A: Apart from ‘Bawarchi,’ the collaboration aims to reimagine timeless gems like Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s ‘Mili’ (1975) and Gulzar’s iconic drama ‘Koshish’ (1972).

Conclusion

The upcoming Hindi remake of ‘Bawarchi’ helmed by Anushree Mehta is not only a tribute to the classic but also a journey to retell the story for contemporary audiences. With production set to begin in 2024, the filmmakers are dedicated to crafting a wholesome and unforgettable family experience through this reimagined cinematic gem.

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