Sonam Kapoor will be portraying the role of Rekha from the Hrishikesh Mujherjee-directed 1980 family drama, Khoobsoorat, which won the filmfare award for the best film will be seen in a remake version.
The shooting for Khoobsoorat will commence during monsoon and it’s lead actress Sonam Kapoor has said that the story has been completely changed while hanging on to the qualities of the characters in the film. The 1980 Khoobsoorat was about a fun loving girl who falls in love with Rakesh Roshan and how she goes on to win the hearts of everyone in her husband’s family which usually revolves around his stern mother.
“I will start shooting this August,” Sonam Kapoor said.
If Rekha had cheered everyone with her happy-go-lucky performance, Deena Pathak as a strict family head added the right contrast to the story.
“The whole point of the film is to capture the spirit of the character. The story is completely changed. So, I want to capture that spirit. Rekha did it so beautifully… even if I can do 10 percent of that, it is great.”
Sonam wants to make her character into something which today’s girls can relate to.
“I am scared before getting into any character. I hope to make it more current and how young girls are right now… more vibrant,” she said. She goes on to say firmly that her character will be appreciated by girls and says, “It will be very Mills and Boonish. I make movies for girls. It is a chic flick.”
She also mentioned her meet with Rekha and received her blessings. “I got her blessings for the film I am doing; I met her at the Jab Tak Hai Jaan premiere and that’s when she told (blessed) me,” Sonam said.
“We are just taking the spirit of the character and putting it in a modern way. We are modernising it and just keeping the spirit of the girl. We are not sticking to the same story line,” she added.
Sonam said: “I am very excited to work with Shashank. He is the director and he is an absolute genius. The film is going on floors in August.”
Khubsoorat is being remade by Sonam’s actor father Anil Kapoor, and directed by Shashanka Ghosh.