Mumbai: Arth (1982) is a classic film of Mahesh Bhatt. Which was based on the extramarital relationship after marriage? It was remade in Tamil in the year (1993) by Balu Mahendra.
Now according to the sources, the film will be remade again in Hindi and it has been heard that Emraan Hashmi will be cast as a male lead. Jacqueline Fernandez and Swara Bhaskar will be cast as female leads.
A source told to an entertainment website, “Emraan has been approached to play one of the male leads, possibly Kulbhushan Kharbanda’s role. The actor is pretty excited about the part, given that the original was tactfully and meticulously looked over by Bhatt himself. Emraan’s closeness with the Bhatt family is well known and Emraan obviously seems to be an obvious choice for the role.”
According to the reports, Tamil actress & filmmaker Revathi will be helming the remake. She was the lead actress in the Tamil Arth remake, same as Shabana Azmi was in Hindi Arth.
Revathi is preparing for the film before casting anyone for the film. The source told the daily, “Now, with that in place, the makers reached out to Jacqueline recently and she really liked both, the concept and her role. She is really excited to be a part of the remake of an iconic film like Arth and has given her verbal consent to the part but is yet to sign on the dotted line.”
In Arth (1982) the cast was Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, which was directed by Mr Mahesh Bhatt. So Emraan will be playing the role of Kulbhushan Ji, Jacqueline will be playing a role of Smita Patil and Swara Bhaskar will be seen as Shabana Azmi.
The film was made on a budget of 1 crore and it declared “hit” which collected 2crore at the box office. So let’s see, what a remake film sets his power!