It looks like Shahid Kapoor is the front-runner to star in the remake of Manoj Kumar and Sadhana, starrer Woh Kaun Thi?.
After KriArj Entertainment, which has also signed a three film pact with Shahid, bought the rights to the classic thriller, a source told Mid-Day that the actor is being considered for the lead role.
"“Shahid has developed a great rapport with Prernaa Arora [one of the producers of KriArj Entertainment] in the course of Batti Gul shoot. After this project, he is committed to doing two more films with the studio. So when they bought the remake rights of Woh Kaun Thi?, he was one of the first choices to essay Manoj Kumar’s role.” " - A source to Mid-Day
However, when Prernaa was asked to confirm the report she said:
"“It’s too early to talk about the cast. We are just at the starting point.” " - Prernaa Arora to Mid-Day
The rights of the 1964 classic thriller have been acquired by the production house from NN Sippy. Along with that, KriArj Entertainment has also reportedly acquired the right of two iconic songs Lag Ja Gale Se, and Naina Barse Rimjhim from the film.
"“The minute we acquired the remake rights we thought of the songs. These two songs form the backbone of Woh Kaun Thi. The film cannot be imagined without those songs. It is a classic timeless film with the epitome of beauty Sadhana ji, Lata ji and the great actor Manoj Kumarj who are true legends. This is the mark of respect and a tribute to them and the kind of film we had in that era.”" - Prernaa Arora to PTI
Listen to the songs below:
The original Woh Kaun Thi was directed by Raj Khosla in 1964.
(With Inputs from PTI and Mid-day)
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