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Vidya Balan not keen to feature in remakes

Actress Vidya Balan will next be seen playing the role of a radio jockey in Tumhari Sulu.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 10, 2017 6:22 IST ]
Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Actress Vidya Balan, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Tumhari Sulu, has stated that she is not a fan of remakes and people should not tamper with an old classic. The lady also revealed that’s he was offered to play the female lead in Sadma but she turned down the offer.

"I would not do it (remake a film). I can't dare to make or do something again. I was offered 'Sadma' remake and I said no to it.

"As I feel one should not touch a film like 'Sadma', why tamper with it? These are timeless films. One can reinterpret it but I am not one of those who would go for it," the actor told PTI on the sidelines of Jio MAMI Movie Mela event here.

Vidya said Hrishikesh Mukherjee's "Anand", Ramesh Sippy's "Sholay", Mahesh Bhatt's "Arth" and Shekhar Kapur's "Mr India" were her favourite films during a conversation with filmcritics Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand.

The National Award-winning actor, meanwhile, is looking forward to her next film, Tumhari Sulu. She plays a carefree housewife who turns into a late- night radio jockey.

The film was earlier slated to release on December 1 but the makers shifted the date to avoid a clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Padmavati. Tumhari Sulu will now release on November 24.

"I think everyone's dates have changed now, I have not kept a track. All I know is Padmavati is coming on December 1. We got a clear date so we jumped at it.

"I am never stressed about the release of the film. If similar kinds of films were releasing, then I would be worried, not otherwise."

(With PTI Inputs)

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