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Waheeda Rehman not in favour of biopics, remakes

PTI  Mumbai, July 30, 2013
First Published: 13:48 IST(30/7/2013) | Last Updated: 10:21 IST(31/7/2013)

While Bollywood filmmakers have been cashing-in on the trend of remakes and biopics, legendary actress Waheeda Rehman is not in favour of them.

Amid reports of biopics being planned on actor-filmmaker, Guru Dutt and singer-actor Kishore Kumar, Waheeda feels making a biopic is not the right thing as it leads to showcasing too much of personal details of an artiste. "Both Guru Dutt and Kishore Kumar's lives had lots of ups and downs... their lives were heavy and sad. I feel it (film) might turn out to be tragic. Also, it (film) would be like giving out personal details which I feel is not a good idea," Rehman said.

Another trend catching up in B-town is remake of old classics in a contemporary style, where the basic premise of the story remains the same but the actress is not in favour of it either. "I don't believe in remakes. I think original films are classics and one can't make it or match upto it (original film) the same way. And even if they do there will be comparisons...it's not a good idea," she said.

With different kind of films being made today, veteran actors like megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and others feel this is the best time to be in the industry. Even Rehman agrees to it. "I definitely think this is the best time to be in the industry. Earlier, films were made on a set pattern - love story, family drama - one is rich and other is poor type formulas. But today there are different kinds of films being made and accepted by the audience. I wish I was there in the industry today...I wish I was born in today's time," she said.

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