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Shahid Kapoor to step into Manoj Kumar’s shoes for ‘Woh Kaun Thi’ remake?


New Delhi: Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is busy shooting for his next big venture ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ in the hills of Uttarakhand will soon be seen in the remake of the 1964 psychological thriller ‘Woh Kaun Thi’, reports Mid-Day.

Recently, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced on Twitter that KriArj has acquired rights of the 1964 timeless classic Woh Kaun Thi from NN Sippy. He wrote, “Remember the Manoj Kumar – Sadhana starrer #WohKaunThi?… Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj [#Rustom, #ToiletEPK, #PadMan, #Pari] have acquired the remake rights of the classic contd”

“While the cast of #WohKaunThi? the remake hasn’t been announced yet, KriArj does have plans to feature two iconic songs from the original film in the remake: ‘Naina Barse Rimjhim Rimjhim’ and ‘Lag Jaa Gale’… Raj Khosla had directed the original film,” Adarsh added.

The Mid-Day report stated that Shahid is being considered to play the leading actor in the remake as he has signed a three-film deal with the production house, KriArj Entertainment.

“Shahid has developed a great rapport with Prernaa Arora (one of the producers of KriArj Entertainment) in the course of Batti Gul shoot. After this project, he is committed to doing two more films with the studio. So when they bought the remake rights of Woh Kaun Thi, he was one of the first choices to essay Manoj Kumar’s role,” a source told Mid-Day.

Talking about re-making the classic, Prernaa told the daily, “This is our tribute to Manoj Kumar. He knows we are planning a remake of his film. We have also acquired the rights of two songs, Lag Ja Gale and Naina Barse.”

When asked if Shahid would join the team, Arora said, “It’s too early to talk about the cast. We are just at the starting point.”

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