The big news of the day was Anand Pandit announcing the remake of Omkara and the sequel of Desi Boyz. The veteran film producer joined hands with Eros International and Parag Sanghvi to execute these projects.
In a statement, Anand said, "Each of these two films – ‘Omkara’ and ‘Desi Boyz’ were trailblazers in their respective eras for their storytelling, star cast, and music. They still remain unforgettable for their command over their respective genres. They have a cult following for different reasons and it seemed like the perfect time to revisit these hits and take their stories forward for a new generation of viewers."
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Sunil Lulla, Chairman, Eros Motion Pictures, added, "We have often wondered what happened to our favourite cinematic characters and if their journey took them in surprising directions. These films will answer many such questions. We will work together to ensure that the essence of these classics remains untouched even as we infuse new energy and fresh vibrance in them."
Omkara, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, was an adaptation of Othello. It starred Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Vivek Oberoi and Bipasha Basu. Omkara released in 2006.
Desi Boyz, headlined by Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh, was the directorial debut of Varun Dhawan's brother Rohit Dhawan. The film released in 2011.
(Source: Inputs from PTI)