Remakes would always come with a chance. They either beautifully recreate a film many have watched already, or turn out to be a disappointment. However, they are a growing trend not just within Indian film industries but also between nations and their cinema and cinematic exclusivity. Producer Boney Kapoor, who brought in some of the major South Indian hits to Bollywood, is walking that path as well. He has bought remake rights of Hepta: The Last Lecture, a super hit Egyptian film.
"India and Egypt have been strongly influencing each other's culture, arts and architecture since ancient times. It is a pleasure to cooperate with Egyptian cinema. I strongly believe that this is only the beginning and we shall soon be seeing films from Egypt and India being remade in their respective languages," he told IANS. Reportedly, the film will be remade into Hindi as well as a number of other Indian languages. We don't know yet who all are in Kapoor's wishlist to star in the remade versions.
The producer recently bought remake rights of Ayushmann Khurrana's much-acclaimed film AndhaDhun which will be remade down South. Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Kirti Kulhari's Pink is also being remade in Tamil. Titled AK 59, it will star Thala Ajith as the lead actor.