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Rajesh Khanna’s Bawarchi to be remade by Mrs Undercover’s director Anushree Mehta – Monomaxos



The chef is back and ready to cook up a storm. Filmmaker Anushree Mehta, who made a smashing debut with the Radhika Apte starrer Mrs Undercover last year, is now set to direct the Hindi remake of the beloved 1972 classic Bawarchi, originally directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

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The family comedy-drama featured an ensemble led by actors Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bachchan, and Asrani among others. Bawarchi was a remake of the 1966 Bengali film Galpo Holeo Satti starring Rabi Ghosh, directed by Tapan Sinha.

The adaptation of the Hrishikesh Mukherjee feature will be the first movie out of the three-film collaboration between Jaadugar Films and Sameer Raj Sippy Productions. They will also remake timeless classics like the Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bachchan starrer Mili (1975) and Gulzar’s iconic 1972 drama Koshish.

Anushree Mehta described directing the Bawarchi adaptation as a “kaleidoscopic combination” of being excited, honoured, and humbled, coupled with the awareness of shouldering a “massive responsibility.”

“When my business partner Abir Sengupta (Jaadugar Films), Sameer Raj Sippy and I decided to join hands to produce these three iconic films, we were clear that we would leave no stone unturned in remaking them with utmost love and respect. During our discussion on Bawarchi, Abir and Sameer were of the opinion that I should be writing and directing the remake.

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“They were convinced that I would be able to tell the story in a manner which would make them proud. We were in sync with our vision and I wholeheartedly agreed to come on board as the writer-director,” the filmmaker said in a statement.

Remaking a beloved classic like Bawarchi naturally comes with tremendous responsibility, but Anushree ensured that the adaptation would reflect her “confidence, honesty, and sensitivity.”

“The idea of retelling a film is to adapt it according to the current times and make it more relatable to the world we live in today—while keeping the soul and purpose of the original intact. Since Bawarchi itself was a remake of a Bengali film, Hrishida in his time recreated it and made it relatable to that era.

“My attempt is going to be with a similar intention, to retell the classic story of Bawarchi in a way that the family audiences of all age groups can watch and enjoy the movie together. I’m aiming to create a wholesome, unforgettable family experience,” she added.

Anushree Mehta has completed writing the Bawarchi adaptation and aims to commence filming the movie in 2024. The casting process is currently underway, with the makers searching for a top-tier star to join the project.

See Also: Bollywood evergreen classics Mili, Bawarchi and Koshish to get remakes 



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