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Hollywood studio to remake Lahore

entertainment Updated: Apr 13, 2010 11:27 IST
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LahoreDirector Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan's Hindi film Lahore has become the first Indian film to be approached by a major Hollywood studio for a remake.

Hollywood Gang, the production house behind hits like Gerard Butler starrer 300 and Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore starrer Everybody's Fine, has approached Chauhan to acquire all the rights for the remake.

"We have been approached by Mr Scott Carr, Director of Development of Hollywood Gang Production House. It is an honour for me and my film that after having so much of accolade from all over, Lahore will now be remade in Hollywood," director Chauhan said.

"I have been requested to sell all the rights for remake of the film and yes there might be a possibility of myself directing the film again, with an all new international cast and crew, which will a big challenge and responsibility for me," Chauhan said adding that his only condition is that there are no changes in the original script.

Lahore, based on kickboxing has won many international awards and was released last month.

The director had roped in some major Hollywood names like Wayne Sharpe for the background music, Tony Leung as action director, Avatar vocalist Lisbeth Scott and Rob Miller as sports consultant.

The film, released in India by Warner Bros and produced by Sai Om Film Pvt Ltd, is the story of Veerender Singh from India who wants to revenge the murder of his kickboxer brother at the hands of Pakistani player Noor Mohammed. He is a sportsperson, who has to win the kickboxing tournament for his nation, but more than this sport, it is the revenge that drives him.