Anil Kapoor has bought the remake rights of Walt Disney Productions' Jamie Lee Curtis-Lindsay Lohan starrer, Freaky Friday. He will produce it under his banner and it will star his daughter Sonam Kapoor. The comic drama revolves around a mother and daughter whose personas get interchanged.
Reveals a source close to the actor, "When he was in Los Angeles recently for the wrap-up party of his TV series 24, Anil met up with Disney officials to discuss the deal. It was his beti Sonam who suggested that he remake the film. Just the paperwork needs to be signed. The film will start this year-end, once all the negotiations are complete."
Who's the momma?
While Sonam will play the daughter's role, Anil is keen to have Kiron Kher play the mother's part (played by Jamie Lee Curtis). "Kirron has turned down the role citing date problems but relations between the Khers and the Kapoors have been strained, and that could well be the reason for this snub. The other names that the actor is toying with, are Rekha and Shabana Azmi. The film will be directed by Priyadarshan."
Anil Kapoor remained unavailable for comment.
Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna simply cannot understand each other's preferences. On a Thursday night, they have a big argument in a Chinese restaurant and everything soon changes when two identical Chinese fortune cookies cause mayhem. The next morning, a Friday, gets freaky when Tess and Anna find themselves inside the wrong bodies. As they adjust with their new personalities, they begin to understand each other more and gain a little newfound respect for the other's point of view. But with Tess's wedding coming up on Saturday, the two have to find a way to switch back -- and fast.
Hollywood remakes of Hindi films where rights have been bought
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