Film maker Mahesh Bhatt and director Revathy shares their thoughts on the modern adaptation of the film, Arth!
By BollywoodMDB Team - September 13, 2017
There are some of the classic movies from the history of Indian Cinema which despite being decades old, they still age very well and tend to be a part of conversation whenever a discussion on great cinema sparks up! One such film was 1982’s Arth, written and directed by Mahesh Bhatt, a drama and a semi-biographical story based on his extramarital relationship with late Parveen Babi. And good news for the Bollywood buffs, the timeless classic Arth will be remade and will be directed by actor-turned-director Revathy!
While in conversation with MumbaiMirror, director of Arth told, “Normally, filmmakers are hesitant about approaching something that has acquired iconic status over time, but the very fact that Revathy is willing to embrace the challenge of making Arth speaks volumes about the woman she is.” Furthermore, he also said, “"I think she will bring the cultural space in which she has herself grown up in!”
Speaking about taking up the challenge director Revathy told, “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!
It is not the first time for Revathy as previously she has directed films like Mitr: My Friend and Phir Milenge and both films we critically acclaimed! And not many Bollywood Buffs know, Revathy also acted in Tamil remake of Arth which was titled as Marupadiyum in 1993 by Balu Mahendra. And as for modern Hindi remake of Arth, Revathy will be working with writer Kamlesh Pandey for drafting the story and characters, she will also participate in the casting process. BollywoodMDB will keep you posted on any updates on remake or Arth!
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