Remake of classic 'Anand' on cardsMay 19, 2022
Filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee's classic 'Anand', starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, is set for a remake helmed by Sameer Raj Sippy, grandson of the film's original producer, N.C. Sippy, and Vikram Khakhar. The director and cast of the film, which is in its scripting stage, are yet to be finalised.
Sharing his excitement on the development, producer Vikram Khakhar said in a statement: "Digging into our own classics, we will find invaluable gems rather than scouting for stories, internationally or regionally. Placing Anand in the post-Covid era, where we emphasise on the value of life, will enhance the story of Anand."
The 1971 original featured Rajesh Khanna as a terminally ill cancer patient, Anand Sehgal, the onus of whose treatment is taken by Amitabh. However, destiny has its own plans as Anand's cancer reaches its final stage and he passes away but not before touching the lives of many people whom he spent time with, including a total stranger Isa Bhai Suratwala played by the legendary Johnny Walker.
The details with regards to the film's development and technical crew are under wraps. Produced by Sameer Raj Sippy and Vikram Khakhar, the film will soon go into production. Click the Movie button below for more info: