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The return of Tarzan

Hemant Birje, who played Tarzan in the 1985 film Adventures of Tarzan, is all set to produce, direct and play the lead in Return of Tarzan, finds Vajir Singh.

india Updated: Jan 22, 2008 13:57 IST

After four years, actor Hemant Birje is all set to make a comeback with Tarzan, a character he played 23 years ago in B Subhash’s 1985 film that also launched Kimi Katkar as the desi Jane.

Birje is not only going to essay the lead, he also intends to produce and direct Return of Tarzan.

Confirming the news Birje who’s currently scouting for locations in Maharashtra, says, “This is the era of remakes and sequels. Tarzan was a huge success back in the’80s. I’m sure it’ll do equally well two decades later.”

Given that he’s 20 years older, shouldn’t he have opted for a younger He-man? “We will be taking the story ahead,” he reasons.

Kimi not Jane

Will Kimi Katkar be making a comeback too?

“No, she’s happily married and has no intentions of returning to the studios. I’m looking for a new girl,” he quips.

The actor intends to shoot in the jungles of Nasik and Igatpuri.

“I’m make an announcement in the first week of February.We will start shooting immediately after the gala,” concludes Birje.