Actor-producer Ajay Devgn says that though his latest flick, Bol Bachchan, has been inspired by the 70s classic film Golmaal, the remake does not bear much similarity with the original.
Directed by Rohit Shetty, Bol Bachchan is a romantic comedy inspired by the 1979 comic film, directed by legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee and starred Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, Bindiya Goswami and Dina Pathak in pivotal roles.
“Initially a lot of people said that there is no need to buy the rights of Golmaal, but if you are inspired by a film, it is ethical to buy the rights,” feels Ajay. “As the film has inspired us, so it is like giving tribute. It is about ethics and business. Ethics are important and if we do not follow it, we can’t expect others to do it,” he said.
In the new version of the film, Abhishek Bachchan plays the role essayed by Amol Palekar in the original, while Devgn’s character is similar to Utpal Dutt’s.
“Character wise, there is no similarity... it is a 40-year-old film. When you adapt an old film I think everything changes completely. The base idea of one person playing two people is same. Bol Bachchan is a sweet film,” he adds.