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
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.