This Article is From Jul 06, 2012

Rajesh Khanna wanted Aradhana to be remade

Rajesh Khanna wanted Aradhana to be remade

Highlights

  • Filmmaker Ashim Samanta, son of noted director Shakti Samanta, says veteran actor Rajesh Khanna wanted his superhit movie Aradhana to be remade.
  • Khanna felt that Aradhana, starring him and Sharmila Tagore, should be remade with a fresh pair as he believed that the songs alone will attract the audience.
  • "Kaka (Rajesh Khanna) asked me to remake Aradhana with new actors. He even said that he would help me with the screenplay and music. We were planning to start the work on the film last November when he was well. As soon as he recovers, we will begin the project," Ashim Samanta said.
  • The association between Shakti Samanta and Khanna dates back to 60s and the duo gave the audience hit movies like Aradhana (1969), Kati Patang, Amar Prem, Ajnabee, Mehbooba, Anurodh and Alag Alag.
  • Aradhana, a big hit at the box office, had also bagged awards in the best actress, best director and music category even as its songs like Roop Tera Mastana, Mero Sapno Ki Rani, Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Mann Mera and Gunguna Rahe Hai Bhanvare are a rage till date.
  • While planning his son Aditya's acting debut, Ashim thought about casting him in the remake of Aradhana.
  • "But I realised that people will compare him to Rajesh Khanna. So I am launching him with Yeh Jo Mohobbat Hai and making Aradhana later," Ashim said.
  • Aditya is making his Bollywood debut as an actor with Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai opposite Sanjay Dutt's niece Nazia Hussain. The film is directed by Shree Narayan Singh.
Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashim Samanta, son of noteddirector Shakti Samanta, says veteran actor Rajesh Khannawanted his superhit movie Aradhana to be remade.

Khanna felt that Aradhana, starring him and SharmilaTagore, should be remade with a fresh pair as he believed thatthe songs alone will attract the audience.

"Kaka (Rajesh Khanna) asked me to remake Aradhanawith new actors. He even said that he would help me with thescreenplay and music. We were planning to start the work onthe film last November when he was well. As soon as herecovers, we will begin the project," Ashim Samanta said.

The association between Shakti Samanta and Khannadates back to 60s and the duo gave the audience hit movieslike Aradhana (1969), Kati Patang, Amar Prem, Ajnabee,Mehbooba, Anurodh and Alag Alag.

Aradhana, a big hit at the box office, had alsobagged awards in the best actress, best director and musiccategory even as its songs like Roop Tera Mastana, MeroSapno Ki Rani, Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Mann Mera and GungunaRahe Hai Bhanvare are a rage till date.



While planning his son Aditya's acting debut, Ashimthought about casting him in the remake of Aradhana.

"But I realised that people will compare him to RajeshKhanna. So I am launching him with Yeh Jo Mohobbat Hai andmaking Aradhana later," Ashim said.

Aditya is making his Bollywood debut as an actor withYeh Jo Mohabbat Hai opposite Sanjay Dutt's niece NaziaHussain. The film is directed by Shree Narayan Singh.
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