Actor Paresh Rawal, popularly known for his comic avatars, will now be seen in the Telugu version of Saif Ali Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Love Aaj Kal. He will be stepping in to Rishi Kapoor's shoes as the affable old sardarji.
The film will be directed by Jayanth Paranji who has previously made Munnabhai MBBS in Telegu. Actor Pawan Kalyan will play Saif Ali Khan's role.
The plot of the film will see slight changes while keeping the essence of the film intact. Unlike the original film where Rishi Kapoor narrates his own story, Rawal will tell the story of his friend.
Paranji, who has already done two movie with the veteran actor, did not even think twice before casting him. He told Mumbai Mirror, "Paresh is an incredible artiste. This is a small part but I knew he will bring in a lot."
Interestingly, Paraji has never met Imtiaz Ali.