Ram Gopal Varma starts shooting his version of Sholay next month. In Kolkata to promote his forthcoming film, Shiva (starring Mohit Ahlawat and Nisha Kothari), Varma spoke at length about the controversies around him.
Will you have a Basanti in your Sholay?
Yes there will be a Basanti. But she will not be the same Basanti. If the original was a tangawali and wore ghagra choli, mine is more contemporary. But I am yet to decide who Basanti will be. I am still working on the characters.
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