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Himesh to play Rishi Kapoor in Karz remake

After the success of his debut film Aap Kaa Surroor, composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya is ready to face the camera once again for the remake of the 1977 musical blockbuster Karz.

entertainment Updated: Aug 07, 2007 14:59 IST

After the success of his debut film Aap Kaa Surroor, composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya is ready to face the camera once again for the remake of the 1977 musical blockbuster Karz.

Reshammiya is going in for makeover for his role in the remake of Subhash Ghai's film, which is being produced by T-Series. He will be seen dancing, singing and performing to self-composed songs sans his famous cap.

"At the moment I can only say I'm planning my look and performance. And yes this time I want to win over the critics as well," Reshammiya told IANS.

The evergreen Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs from Ghai's blockbuster will be replaced by Reshammiya's tunes. And if we keep in mind the fact that Reshammiya is one of the biggest Laxmikant-Pyarelal fans, we have much to look forward to in the new Karz.

Giving details on the project, producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series said:

"Yes we've purchased the remake rights of Subhash Ghai's timeless classic Karz with Himesh playing Rishi Kapoor's part. Himesh has already started working on a new look for the film.

"This will be his first release after Aap Kaa Surroor. The rest of the cast and director are yet to be decided. Our Karz will be trans-located to contemporary times with a fresh musical score by Himesh with whom T-Series has always gelled.

"We'd have loved Mr. Ghai to direct the remake. But he refused arguing he doesn't need to go back to one of his films when he's brimming over with fresh ideas. We'll decide on the director in a week's time," added Kumar.