Bobby Deol in talks for 'Arth' remake
Putting an end to speculations, Bollywood actor Bobby Deol has confirmed that a remake of the 1982 cult classic Arth is in making. Confirming that he has been approached for the project, he said, "I am in talks but have not signed it as yet.'' Rumors are rife that Jacqueline Fernandez and Swara Bhasker could get on-board to play the female leads.
The movie could hit the floors this year
Reportedly, the film will go on the floors this year and will be helmed by actor-director Revathi. It is being produced by Ajay Kapoor and Sharat Chandra. Earlier, in 2019, reports claimed that actor Emraan Hashmi was signed up to essay the character which was played by Kulbhushan Kharbanda in the original. Now, it seems Deol is the frontrunner for the role.
Mahesh Bhatt's 'Arth' remains a cult classic
Arth was a 1982 drama film that talked about infidelity and extramarital relationships. Besides Kharbanda, the movie also starred Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil. The film was written and directed by Mahesh Bhatt. It was said the movie was based on his extra-marital affair with late actress Parveen Babi. The film is still remembered for its soulful music.
Revathi starred in the movie's Tamil remake
Interestingly, Revathi, who will be directing the remake, has an old relationship with the film. She starred in the film's Tamil remake named Marupadiyum, which was directed by the late Balu Mahendra and was released in 1993. Revathi played the role which was essayed by Shabana Azmi in the original. Reportedly, the actor agreed to direct the remake after speaking to Bhatt.
Deol's second stint in acting is gaining appreciation
Deol's fans are waiting to see him back on the silver screen after he wowed them with his godman-act in MX Player's Aashram. Deol received rave reviews for the series that marked his debut in the OTT world. A third season is in offing. He is also working on Red Chillies Entertainment backed Love Hostel. The film also features Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra.