Rebecca remake on its way!

Ananth Mahadevan is all set to make a version of Alfred Hitchcock classic.

india Updated: May 13, 2006 19:14 IST

After the surprising success of his film Aksar, in a large part thanks to Himesh Reshammiya’s Jhalak dikhlaja track, Ananth Mahadevan has many projects planned.

"There are two films with T-Series, two sequels for Shyam Bajaj to complete the trilogy of Aksar and one, titled Anamika, for a Rajasthan-based producer," informs Mahadevan. Agar is his second of the Aksar trilogy. "But we still have to finalise the cast for it," he maintains, denying reports that Dino Morea, Koena Mitra and Celina Jaitley have been confirmed. "Actually Dino, Koena and Celina have been signed for Anamika," he clarifies.

When asked more about Anamika he reveals, "Anamika is my interpretation of Rebecca." Rebecca is a 1940 Alfred Hitchcock classic. While Morea will play the part originally essayed by Laurence Olivier, an actress other than Jaitley or Mitra will play the title role.

"It’s not a fullfledged role, but a guest appearance," says the director, adding, "Most of the film will be shot in Rajasthan as the producer is helping us get some locations which are otherwise not easily available." Mahadevan will repeat Reshammiya too.

"Himesh is in top form presently and since I’ve already worked with him in Aksar and he’ll be composing the music for the other two of the trilogy, he’s on for Anamika and the T-Series films also. Sameer will be writing the lyrics for Anamika, which will go on the floors as soon as the rest of the cast is finalised."

First Published: May 14, 2006 18:00 IST