Amitabh Bachchan & Rajesh Khanna's iconic film 'Anand' gets a remake, star-cast to be announced soon
Anand - one of the most iconic films starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee - will be remade by the original producer NC Sippy’s grandson Sameer Raj Sippy - along with producer Vikram Khakhar. While the film is in the scripting stages, the makers are yet to finalize the director and the star cast.
"Keeping in mind the sensibilities of the original film and the emotions attached, I felt the current generation needs to be retold the many stories that are so relevant today and especially when there is a great appetite for good content," said Sameer.
On the other hand, producer Vikram Khakhar added, "Digging into our own classics, we will find invaluable gems rather than scouting for stories, internationally or regionally. Placing Anand in the post-Covid era, where we emphasise the value of life, will enhance the story of Anand."
The 1971 film Anand was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, while the movie's dialogues were written by Gulzar. Besides Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, Anand also featured Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo and Seema Deo in crucial roles.