October 14, 2010 06:54:52 PM IST A S Mitra, Glamsham Editorial
After donning the director's cap in one of the stories in the film DUS KAHANIYAAN and winning critical accolades for the same, actor-director Rohit Roy is all set to direct a new film, supposed to be a remake of Basu Chatterjee's successful film SHAUKEEN that starred Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal with Mithun Chakraborty and Rati Agnihotri in lead roles.
The remaking rights have been acquired from Basu Chatterjee by Bunty Bahl, who will produce the film. Though both the producer and director have decided to retain the story and characters from the film, they have decided to update it to suit the present-day scenario.
While SHAUKEEN was very simplistic in approach, the new version would be a modern version of the same. Though the original version was set in India, the new film would not. "We are looking at Las Vegas, Spain or Malaysia," divulges Roy.
It is learnt that the star cast would be finalized after the script is updated post Diwali. The film will go on the floors early next year.