We will never remake ‘Awara’: Randhir Kapoor

Actor-director Randhir Kapoor says he will never remake RK Films’ superhit movie ‘Awara’ because nobody can step into the shoes of legendary actors Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor, reports PTI.

Randhir, 67, who last directed ‘Henna’ in 1991, said he thought of remaking his father’s classic once but left it in the middle.

“People have often asked me to do a remake of Awara with Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor. When I took the idea few steps forward, we all got scared. Where will we get another Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kappor? Where will I get composers like Shankar-Jaikishen? Lyricists like Shailendra? And also the dream sequences in the film. I am not in favour of making remakes,” Randhir said.

The ‘Housefull’ actor said next year they will start a new project under RK Films banner, whose last outing was Aishwarya Rai starrer ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’ (1999). “It’s my fault. Due to my laid back attitude, the project is getting delayed. By next year we will start a new film under the RK banner,” he said.

Asked about the genre of his upcoming venture, Randhir said, “We will make a good film which people will want to watch and get entertained by. May be on the lines of ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kaal’.” Randhir would be next seen in ‘Super Nani’ opposite Bollywood diva Rekha. The film will hit theatres on October 31.

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