Raring to go even at 86, Bollywood’s evergreen actor Dev Anand said that he was going to remake his 1971 hit Hare Rama Hare Krishna very soon.
“I will make another version of Hare Rama Hare Krishna in Nepal very soon. The script is ready. People want another Hare Rama Hare Krishna I know that,” the ebullient Dev Anand told reporters at the first look of his directorial ventureChargesheet at the JW Marriott hotel.
“If people can make remakes, make biopics, why can’t there be a remake of this film… The film will be made keeping in perspective the present generation,” the actor said, adding that his film was about drugs and hippies and the former was still a factor.
Dev Anand’s last few directorial ventures Censor (2001), Love at Times Square (2003) and Mr Prime Minister (2005) sank without a trace. But the legendary filmmaker is not disheartened.
Produced by Navketan films, Chargsheet is a suspense thriller where the 86-year-old star plays a pivotal role. He has also cast expelled Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh as a home minister in the film.”He looks like a member of parliament. You can see the dream in his eyes that he can be home minister any day. Anything can happen in politics.”
Amar Singh had given his home in Delhi for the shooting of his film. Dev Anand also spoke of his classic Hum Dono, which is being released in a colour version.”The film Hum Dono has been coloured and it will be out very soon. It looks fantastic, as if it has been shot as if it has been shot in colour.”