Sajid Khan after finishing the sequel to Housefull will don the
director's cap once again to remake the 1983 hit Jeetendra-Sridevi
starrer Himmatwala. The film to be produced by Vashu Bhagnani will star
Ajay Devgn in the lead role played by the jumping jack Jeetandra in the original.
A source revealed, "Sajid Khan is one f the top most commercial
filmmaker of recent times. After the success of Heyy Babyy and
Housefull, he is also one of the most soight after directors. Vashu
Bhagnani had signed him for the project some time back, reportedly, for
Rs 12 crore. Ajay Devgn too has been signed for the yet untitled
project. He too has received a big sum of money speculated to be around
Rs 15-18 crore."
"Sajid Khan is a movie buff and a self proclaimed lover of the 80s
classics. he has always tried to maintain some element of the old films
in his directorial ventures. In Housefull for instance, he incorporated
the trademark Mithunda pelvic thrust in the Pappa Jag Jayega song. He is
a huge Sridevi fan as well. Himmatwala
was an obvious choice for remake. Everyone loved his idea and the script is now under process," added the source.
In fact, Sajid is also trying to get rights for the hit music of the
original film. "In the past, Sajid had bought rights of Apni Toh Jaise
Taise for his film Housefull. It is likely that he would buy the rights
of the Himmatwala songs like Naino Mein Sapna, Taki O Taki and Ladki
Nahi Lakdi Ka Khamba hai. However, everything is being kept under wraps
at the moment. The producers want to make a big official announcement
soon," informed another source.
When contacted Vashu Bhagnani the producer of the film said, "Yes I am
making a film with Sajid Khan and Ajay Devgn but it will go on the
floors next year. Nothing has been finalised yet."
When asked about the film being a remake of Himmatwala, he said, "It is
a commercial action romantic film but it is a fresh subject."
Sajid Khan refused to divulge any details either and said, "Vashuji,
Ajay and I are coming together for the film. I had told Vashuji that
after Housefull 2
finishes, I will make a film for him and I am standing by my
commitment. I am directing the film and it will be a typical Sajid Khan
film, which promises wholesome entertainment for the entire family. As
far as the subject of the film goes, it is too early to give any details
and I cannot disclose the subject at this point of time."http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Ajay-Devgns-the-new-Himmatwala/articleshow/9588565.cms