Saturday, October 18, 2014

DRISHYAM - Hindi Remake To Have Saif Ali Khan

It’s official that the Hindi remake of the astounding Malyalaam hit movie DRISHYAM will not be influenced by any threats and will be made in Bollywood by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.

Jeethu Joseph, the original director of the movie recently speaking to media affirmed, “DRISHYAM Hindi remake will proceed as planned though I won't be directing it. The rights have been bought by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.” 

He added, “After lots of discussions and speculation the lead role played by Mohanlal in the original will neither be played by Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn but Saif Ali Khan has been confirmed for the role.” 


It may be noted that DRISHYAM has been remade into all three South Indian languages. While the Kannada and Telugu versions have already been released and proved a box office bonanza. The Tamil remake, PAPANASAM, which has South Superstar Kamal Haasan in the lead is being made. 

However, only the Hindi remake has been in a dock because Ekta Kapoor, head of Balaji Films, has been creating obstacles. According to Ekta Kapoor the plot of DRISHYAM is similar to the novel THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, the rights, of which she has purchased and is making a Bollywood movie, which is being directed by Sujoy Ghosh, director of Vidya Balan’s hit film KAHAANI. 


Irked by the Hindi remake, Ekta Kapoor event sent a legal notice to Jeethu Joseph. Responding to the notice Jeethu Joseph said, “After Ekta’s legal team sent us the letter, I watched the Japanese film, Suspect X, which is an adaptation of the Japanese novel. There could be similarities between my film and that Japanese film, but my film is neither an adaptation nor a copy. The Japanese film is also about a murder mystery and hence the allegation. Similarities are quite common in the works of creators and that shouldn’t be made into an issue.”

DRISHYAM released in 2013 in Malayalam is regarded as the highest grossing film in the history of Malayalam cinema. The movie is the first Malayalam film to collect Rs 50 crore from its theatrical box office collections, remake rights, satellite and television rights within two months. It has won numerous accolades including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film and the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Malayalam.

Dia Mirza Weds, Boman Irani To Perform Father’s Rituals!

Bollywood beauty queen and Miss Asia Pacific International, Dia Mirza will be tying the auspicious knot with her long-time beau and film producer, Sahil Sangha today (October 18, 2014) in a private ceremony in Mehrauli Delhi. 

The event will be attended by their family and close friends. Raaga.Com wishes the couple Wedding Greetings and prays the couple live a happily married life. 

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On October 17 during her ‘Mehendi function’, a traditional ritual and part of her pre-wedding ceremonies Dia Mirza looked stunningly beautiful in a regal sunshine yellow anarkali with gold embroidery designed by Ritu Kumar, while her beau Sahil too looked prince charming in a red kutra and bandhgala jacket. 

Late night on October 17 the ‘Sangeet’ ceremony was a grand event as Dia took everybody by surprise by her dance and dazzled the family members. 

Few may know that Dia’s father Frank Handrich, was a German graphic and an architect from Munich and her mother, Deepa is a Bengali Hindu. However when her father died her mother married Ahmed Mirza, who died in 2003. Thus the customary Bidaai ceremony (Bride’s farewell ceremony) which is usually performed by father will be done by Bollywood actor Boman Irani.

Listen to Diya Mirza Songs on Raaga.com

Dia Mirza, who played Boman Irani’s daughter in LAGE RAHO MUNNABHAI, shares a very warm and cordial relation with Irani. In an interview she had confessed, “Boman Irani is someone who I’ve always called pop and share a special bond with. During the shooting of LAGE RAHO MUNNABHAI, he took a promise from me that whenever I would get married, he would love to give me away. So, he’s going to be performing all the rituals that a father needs to perform at the ceremony."