Monday, July 14, 2008

Kats to do a Parveen Babi?

We have learnt that Katrina Kaif is in the running for the role portrayed by Parveen Babi in Amar Akbar Anthony in the remake to be directed by David Dhawan. The film will also star the three Khan brothers - Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail- in the lead role.Katrina’s spokesperson tells us, “We are in talks with David. The role was offered to her but the shooting of the film will not happen so soon because first she will be completing the Partner 2 sequel. Currently she is busy shooting with Ranbir for a Rajkumar Santoshi film.”

If she agrees, this will be the second time after Main Pyaar Kyun Kiya that Salman and Katrina will romance each other on screen. Sohail Khan is producing it and it is likely to go on the floors early next year after Salman completes his film Veer with Anil Sharma. The actresses who will play the roles of Shabana Azmi and Neetu Singh have not been finalized.Incidentally, the film is also being remade in Bhojpuri titled Amarva, Akbarwa, Anthonywa.About Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)Amar Akbar Anthony is about three brothers separated during their childhood who grew up in three different homes, adopting three different religions.The film was directed by Manmohan Desai and starred Amitabh Bachchan (as Anthony Gonsalves), Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor. Opposite them were Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and Neetu Singh respectively. Nirupa Roy, Pran and Jeevan were the supporting actors. It is considered one of the best comic films in the history of Indian cinemaThe film was later remade in Telugu as Ram Robert Rahim (1980).