Not a remake, it will be a modern take on Arth: Revathy to direct new film

While Mahesh Bhatt announced Revathy as the director of Arth remake, she says it will be a modern take on the film.

bollywood Updated: Sep 12, 2017 11:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Arth remake,Arth,Revathy
While Revathy will direct the remake of Arth, Sharat Chandra will produce the new film.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has announced the remake of his classic film, Arth and actor Revathy is all set to don the director’s hat for the new film. “Revathy to give new meaning to ARTH. Sharat Chandra is the architect of this enduring classic of mine,” the filmmaker wrote, making the announcement.

The original starred Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran and Shabana Azmi.

Bhatt sold the rights of his 1982 film to Sharat last year and the director has now been finalised. Kamlesh Pandey has been roped in as the writer and is currently working on it.

Interestingly, Revathy also worked in the Tamil remake of Arth, Marupadiyum (1993), which was directed by Balu Mahendra. Speaking about the new project, Revathy told Mumbai Mirror, “I didn’t accept the offer immediately as Arth is not a film you can think of remaking, but after speaking to Bhatt saab on Saturday, I was convinced that we can do it. However, this one is not a remake but a modern take on Arth.”

Arth was a semi-autobiographical film which traced Bhatt’s relationships with Parveen Babi and starred Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Kulbhushan Kharbhanda and Raj Kiran. Shabana won the National Film and Filmfare awards for her performance while Rohini Hattangadi won a Filmfare award that year.

Follow @htshowbiz for more

First Published: Sep 12, 2017 11:57 IST