EXCLUSIVE: Bobby Deol to feature in Arth remake; Producer confirms they are in final discussions

To be directed by Revathi, Arth remake is expected to roll in the first half of 2021. It is being produced by Ajay Kapoor and Sharat Chandra.

Avinash Lohana
Written by Avinash Lohana , Journalist
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 | 05:10 AM IST | 431.7K
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EXCLUSIVE: Bobby Deol to feature in Arth remake; Producer confirms they are in final discussions

It was first reported in 2016 that Mahesh Bhatt has sold the remake rights of his 1982 classic, Arth. Featuring Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil in the lead, the movie revolves around a filmmaker who decides to leave his wife after getting into an extra marital affair with an actress. Arth was a semi autobiographical film and was extremely well received after its release. After the remake announcement, several names have been speculated for the new cast, however none had been confirmed as yet. 

Though Pinkvilla has now learnt that the makers have finally zeroed in on their leading man for the new version of the film. A source close to the development informs that Bobby Deol has been roped in to reprise Kharbanda’s role and producers Ajay Kapoor and Sharat Chandra are in their last leg of discussion with the actor. Confirming the news Chandra says, "Yes, the supremely talented Bobby Deol will reprise Kulbhushan Kharbanda Ji's role in the Arth remake. We are in the final stage of discussions with him.”

To be directed by Revathi, Arth remake is expected to roll in the first half of 2021. Interestingly, she had featured in the 1993 Tamil remake of the film, Marupadiyum directed by Balu Mahendra. Shabana Azmi had bagged a National Award for her performance in the original, while Mahesh Bhatt had bagged a Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue. Besides the leading cast, Arth had featured strong supporting actors including Rohini Hattangadi, Dina Pathak and Raj Kiran. 

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Meanwhile, the makers of Arth 2 are currently in the process of casting the actresses. Bobby Deol was recently seen in Prakash Jha’s Aashram and Aashram 2.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Bobby Deol on his darkest phase: I became alcoholic; my kids asked why I'm not going to work

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