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Priyadarshan: No one questions when WANTED or GHAJINI are remade



December 16, 2009 4:38:31 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Even though his last release DE DANA DAN wasn't a remake, it was successful at the box office. Unfazed with all the criticism coming its way when it comes to 'remakes', Priyadarshan is amused by industry's double standards.

"When film makers go ahead and remake a WANTED or a GHAJINI, no one questions that. When there are actors like Salman Khan or Aamir Khan involved, then there doesn't seem to be any problem and no one doubts the intent. But then when I remake my own film, all fingers start pointing in my direction", says Priyadarshan without any sense of disappointment.

For someone who is easily one of the most prolific and successful mainstream director that the film industry boasts of, doesn't he get tired when even after a film of his becomes a hit, some people end up exclaiming that he is just remaking his own films?

"But DE DANA DAN was not a remake", Priyadarshan shoots back, "Still, I was super confident of it's success. It is one of the biggest money spinners of my career. Also, it is also one of the most complicated situational comedies with more than couple of dozen characters that I directed."

He has another reason behind the grudge that he is carrying.

"Moreover, if you look at it, the fact is that most of the times other film makers have to go and buy rights for a remake before kick starting the shooting. On the other hand I reuse my own material. I can be allowed that at least, right", questions Priyadarshan.

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Given the fact that in the entire 80s he was primarily making Malayalam films, he has gone National in a big way only from year 2000 when HERA PHERI started gaining cult status.

"For so many years my movies were being seen by small crowds by Kerala. They really worked there and brought smiles on people's faces. Now when I have managed to reach out to nationwide audiences with the same subjects, I am happy. I don't get bothered by any allegations or questioning", signs off Priyadarshan.

Currently, Priyadarshan is working on a comedy KHATTA MEETHA where he is coming together with Akshay Kumar again and launching South sensation Trisha as the leading lady. Another film which is fast reaching the finishing line is yet untitled action drama which stars Ajay Devgn and Akshaye Khanna in principal roles.



 
  

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