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Akshay Kumar to play lead in Jatt and Juliet remake

Bollywood Hungama   August 16, 2012
First Published: 10:43 IST(16/8/2012) | Last Updated: 15:39 IST(12/12/2012)
Himesh Reshammiya is back, and how. While he is back to composing for quite a few films, he is also taking his stint as a producer quite seriously. Once he would wrap up shooting of Khiladi 786, he would also begin work on the Hindi remake of Punjabi blockbuster Jatt & Juliet, the rights of which he has acquired.

''While so many filmmakers are running down South to pick up films for remakes, Himesh has wasted no time in heading North and finalized a Punjabi film Jatt & Juliet. He would be remaking the film under his banner HR Musik", confirms a close associate.

The film's cast is yet to be decided and though Himesh is also acting in Khiladi 786 along with Akshay Kumar, it is yet to be seen who faces the camera for Jatt & Juliet remake.

"There would be an announcement in this regard soon but one thing is sure, just like Khiladi 786, even Jatt & Juliet remake would have A-lister hero and heroine", the associate adds.

When released a few weeks back, Jatt & Juliet turned out to be the biggest blockbuster in the history of Punjabi cinema as it also broke the record of Bodyguard up North. Now that Himesh has all-India plans for the film, it has to be seen how far he goes in making it suitable for universal audience.

A source adds, "First thing that he is doing in this direction is to compose music for the entire album. The film would have music on the lines of Namastey London which also had a Punjabi base to it."

Riding high on the success of Bodyguard music still doing well, 'Chalao Naa' from Bol Bachchan gaining good popularity, 'Go Go Govinda' [OMG - Oh My God] doing well in this festive season and Son Of Sardaar carrying good reports, Himesh is happy to be scoring well on the music front. Now with the rights of Jatt & Juliet being acquired, it would be interesting to see if the film reverses the trend of South remakes and brings Punjabi remakes in vogue.
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