I would like to remake Meri Jung: Arjun Kapoor | bollywood | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Oct 22, 2017-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

I would like to remake Meri Jung: Arjun Kapoor

He is often asked about featuring in a remake of his uncle Anil Kapoor’s hit Mr India. Arjun Kapoor, however, is interested in a remake of another film. “If I have to pick up one film that I would love to retell it would be Meri Jung. It was about a lawyer. We are still struggling to make a nice courtroom drama in Bollywood.”

bollywood Updated: Sep 20, 2016 17:25 IST
PTI
Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri in Meri Jung.
Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri in Meri Jung.

He is often asked about featuring in a remake of his uncle Anil Kapoor’s hit Mr India. Arjun Kapoor, however, is interested in a remake of another film. “If I have to pick up one film that I would love to retell it would be Meri Jung. It was about a lawyer. We are still struggling to make a nice courtroom drama in Bollywood.”

Read: I am ready for a steady relationship, says Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai: Actors John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor spotted at Mehboob Studio. (IANS)

The 31-year-old actor has said there should be a relevant reason in the filmmaker’s mind if they want to revisit a popular classic. “Remakes can’t be made with just a commercial thought or for monetary gains. It depends on a lot of things. Who is making it? Why is it being retold? Do we need it? Is it relevant? Remakes are very sensitive, you just can’t pick a film from the past and turn it on the chair. There has to be a concrete reason to why you want to retell the story that has been told before,” Arjun said.

Read: All you need to know about showbiz

The Ki & Ka actor, who has been roped in by Zee Classic as the new channel ambassador for their Aaj Ka Classic initiative, says he has nothing against remakes if the film can be adapted to cater to the sensibilities of today’s audience. “I have nothing against them, but it has to turn out right. For me, Agneepath was good, because the original and the new film stand individually in the time they are set.”

“You are the bi-product of the cinema you watch. Especially, if you are an Indian because they kind of dictate the kind of movies we like now. For me, classics hold a very important place as they define my choices as viewer and as an actor, in different regards. Classics are a reference point in all my decision, but not a conscious one, it’s just there at the back of my mind. Like when I do an ‘Aurangzeb’ I know the concept of double role is something that Indian audience connects with. Even when I do something like ‘Finding Fanny’ I see that no other mainstream actor has done a film like this before,” he added.

Follow @htshowbiz for more