It can now be officially confirmed that in the remake of the upcoming movie Khoobsurat, Kirron Kher would be essaying the role played by Rekha in the Hrishikesh Mukherjee-helmed original flick by the same title. And Sonam Kapoor would enact the daughter's role.
It is being learnt that when Shashank Ghosh re-scripted the newer version keeping Sonam in mind, it seemed that Rekha's portrayal in the older original film looked obsolete and not in sync with the modern day. But, Sonam's father and veteran Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor was keen to preserve the original role, since he regarded the reputed late filmmaker Hrishikesh very highly.
Actually, the initial plan was to draft in actress Rekha herself to play the character in the remake as well, just as she had done in the ace director's original. But when Sonam's younger sister and the film's producer Rhea Kapoor put forth the proposal to Rekha to play the mother's role, the senior actress categorically rejected it.
Following Rekha's refusal, the role has now come forward to Kirron Kher and the latter has wholeheartedly agreed to play the character of Sonam's mother.
When Sonam was asked to delve on Kirron's character in Khoobsurat, all she was willing to disclose was that the veteran actress would play the role of Manju, the name of the character played by Rekha in the earlier version.