I was offered Sadma remake and I said no to it: Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan is looking forward to her next film, Tumhari Sulu. She plays a carefree housewife who turns into a late night radio jockey.Updated: Oct 09, 2017, 20:48 IST
Remakes may be the latest trend in Bollywood but actor Vidya Balan believes one should not temper with an old classic. There were reports that Vidya was offered to play Sridevi’s role in a remake of Sadma.
“I would not do it (remake a film). I can’t dare to make or do something again. I was offered Sadma remake and I said no to it. As I feel one should not touch a film like Sadma, why tamper with it? These are timeless films. One can reinterpret it but I am not one of those who would go for it,” said Vidya on the sidelines of Jio MAMI Movie Mela event here.
Vidya said Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand, Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay, Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth and Shekhar Kapur’s Mr. India were her favourite films during a conversation with film critics Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand.
The National award-winning actor, meanwhile, is looking forward to her next film, Tumhari Sulu. She plays a carefree housewife who turns into a late night radio jockey. The film was earlier slated to release on November 1 but the makers have shifted the date to avoid a clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Padmavati. Tumhari Sulu will now release on November 24.
“I think everyone’s dates have changed now, I have not kept a track. All I know is on December 1 Padmavati is coming. We got a clear date so we jumped at it. I am never stressed about the release of the film. If similar kinds of films were releasing, then I would be worried, not otherwise.”