By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The suspense is over! Himesh Reshammiya's second release as an actor, after Aap Ka Suroor, will be produced by T-Series' head honcho Bhushan Kumar. Now here's something vital on the project: It'll be a remake of Subhash Ghai's smash hit Karz. Incidentally, Himesh had crooned a number from the film, 'Dar-e-dil dard-e-jigar', in Aap Ka Suroor.
Himesh will be playing the part that Rishi Kapoor had enacted in the original. The other characters -- Tina Munim, Simi Grewal, Raj Kiran, Durga Khote and Pran -- are in the process of finalization. To be made on an extravagant scale, the remake of Karz will have fresh tunes composed by Himesh. In fact, Himesh has decided on a makeover for this film.
Meanwhile, Ghai has decided against remaking films produced by Mukta Arts himself. A text message to this writer says it all: "How can I remake my own scripts, when I am looking ahead at newer ideas? But, I am sure, the remake of Karz will be welcomed by the present-day generation and I wish luck to Bhushan and Himesh."