If rumors are to be believed, Karan Johar is all set to remake Amitabh Bachchan’s Bemisal, a 1982 classic, with Aishwarya Rai. The original film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee and Vinod Mehra in the lead roles. The film is all about loyalty, sacrifice and revenge and is remembered for RD Burman’s music, and off course, its strong star cast.
Reveals a source, “Karan has been thinking about casting Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play Rakhee’s character from the original. In fact, he is in talks with Aishwarya. She has been away from films for a while (she last acted in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish, 2010), and we haven’t heard of a conformation yet from her end. But if all goes well, we will hopefully see her return to the big screen with this.”
Previously too, Karan had remade Amitabh Bachchan’s 1990’s Agneepath with Hrithik and the film was a blockbuster.
It is heard that, Amitabh and Jaya’s 1973’s ‘Abhimaan’ was to be remade with Aish and Abhi doing the leads. However, the film never materialized.
If ‘Bemisal’ materializes, this will mark the return of Aishwarya Rai after 3 years, post mommyhood.
Meanwhile, if you’ve noticed, all of Amitabh Bachchan’s past film have been bagged by Priyanka Chopra, including Don, Agneepath and the currently under production Zanjeer (1973) remake.