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LAHORE - 1st Indian film to have Hollywood remake

April 13, 2010 12:36:59 PM IST
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Director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan's Indian Film LAHORE which won many International Awards much before its release and had to its name many rave reviews when it hit the Cinemas all over last month, is now all set to create a history. LAHORE will be the first ever Indian Film to have its remake in Hollywood. One of the biggest Production houses in Hollywood, named Hollywood Gang, who are the successful producers of films like Gerard Butler Starrer 300 and Robert De Niro & Drew Barrymore starrer EVERYBODY'S FINE, have approached Sanjay Chauhan to acquire all the required right for remake of the film. Not just this but also there is a probability that Sanjay himself might go on directing the film with an all new cast from Hollywood, and it is believed to have an amalgamation of some big names there.

"Yes it is true that we have been approached by Mr. Scott Carr, Director of Development of HOLLYWOOD GANG Production House. I would say it is an honor for me and my film that after having so much of accolade from all over, LAHORE will now be remade in Hollywood. Even in the original film I had a lots of International crew like Wayne Sharpe who did the background score, Tony Leung, our action director, International Vocalist Lisbeth Scott who sung for the film, and Rob Miller, who served as our Sports Consultant and must say they added the authenticity that my film always needed. One of the reasons people like my film was its quality and for sure all my crew left no stone unturned for achieving the best possible quality. I have been requested to sell all the rights for remake of the film and yes there might be a possibility of myself directing the film again, with an all new International cast and crew, which will a big challenge and responsibility for me." Is what Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan says on this historical achievement.

LAHORE was released in India by Warner Bros. and was produced by Sai Om Film Pvt. Ltd.

Though many Indian Actors have worked in Hollywood and vice versa and many Hollywood films have had their remake here in Bollywood, but for an Indian film to have its remake there is a big achievement for the Indian Entertainment Industry. Now what is to be seen is whether HOLLYWOOD GANG, a production house known for making big films, will have the original script restored in the remake or use the cinematic liberty to match the tastes of Foreign Audiences? But if you ask Sanjay Chauhan he firmly says, "I would hand over the rights only on one condition that my script is not tampered with, whether if I direct the film there or anyone else does. I know that my script is very original and I don't think so it requires any changes as it is a universal subject."


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