The original film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee has Rekha in the lead role of a happy-go-lucky girl and the film also stars Ashok Kumar, Dina Pathak and Rakesh Roshan. The original film has won the 1981 Filmfare Best Movie Award. Rekha won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role as Manju.
"We had the rights to the film and we took the character, spirit of the character and have put her in another setting. It is nothing like the old film at all. It's just the essence and charm of the girl that's the same. She comes and changes people's lives. And that was the essence of Khubsoorat," Sonam added.
When asked about comparisons with Rekha, Sonam said, "I don't worry about comparisons. Since I am Anil Kapoor's daughter, I always get compared to someone or the other," she said. "Honestly, the script of Khubsoorat is extremely contemporary. There's nothing about it that resembles the Hrishikesh Mukherjee film," said Sonam while talking about the film's setting.
The remake is being produced by Sonam's father, actor Anil Kapoor and will be directed by Shashanka Ghosh.