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Woh Kaun Thi?: Manoj Kumar and Sadhana-starrer 1963 cult classic to be remade

Shahid Kapoor may be roped in to play the lead in the new film.

India TV Entertainment Desk Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Published on: March 13, 2018 16:54 IST
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Buzz is KriArj Entertainment has acquired the official rights of the 1964 Bollywood classic "Woh Kaun Thi?", that featured Sadhana and Manoj Kumar. 

The psychological thriller, which was directed by Raj Khosla, had remarkable songs composed by Madan Mohan.

Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment are set to remake it as a tribute to Manoj Kumar. It will also feature two iconic songs from the original film -- "Naina barse rimjhim" and "Lag ja gale se", both sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Prernaa said in a statement: "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.

"Also, it is a classic timeless film with the epitome of beauty Sadhanaji, Lataji and the great actor Manoj Kumarji who are true legends. This is a mark of respect and a tribute to them and the kind of films we had in that era."

On a related note, according to a MidDay report, Shahid Kapoor may be roped in to play the lead in the new film.

"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 told the daily.

(with IANS inputs)

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