EXCLUSIVE: Ranveer Singh & Varun Dhawan to work for the FIRST TIME in a RELOADED version of ANDAZ APNA APNA?
While there has been speculation that Andaz Apna Apna (1994) will be remade again or made as a sequel, apparently the producers, Vinay and Priti Sinha, have something else in mind. The plan is to relaunch it as an Andaz Apna Apna Reloaded as the cult movie completes 25 years this year. Buzz is Ranveer Singh and Ranveer Singh have been approached to play Prem and Amar (but as completely different characters and in a completely different story and background). Prem and Amar had been played by Salman Khan and Aamir Khan in the original. The 1994 movie had been directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi, produced by Vinay Sinha and story written by Piyush Changde.
A trade source says, “The producers Vinay and Priti Sinha are planning to do Andaz Apna Apna it won’t be a sequel or remake. Nor will Raj Kumar Santoshi direct it. While they have not decided yet what exactly it will be, they are sure it won’t be a remake or sequel but something as exciting. Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Andaz Apna Apna, starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor, was a cult movie and one cannot mess with the original. One should not touch such a great film and that too 25 years later and destroy it by a remake or sequel. The director is yet to be finalised.”
The source adds, “AAA reloaded a big film and the makers are treading cautiously as they want to finalise everything before making an announcement. Ranveer and Varun, have been approached for their comic flair to play Amar and Prem – who again will be happy-go-lucky characters but not the same ones we saw in the 1994 movie. Both are good friends off screen and will be able to carry off their roles with ease. This will be set in 2019 and promises to be another laugh riot yet with underlying emotions. while the iconic character of Crime Master Gogo (played by Shakti Kapoor earlier) will also make a comeback with a contemporary actor and his character will be more stylised and modern.”
Santoshi’s Andaz Apna Apna was about two daydreamers (Amar and Prem) with a common aim - getting rich by marrying a rich heiress, Raveena Bajaj (Raveena Tandon), daughter of Ram Gopal Bajaj (Paresh Rawal) and their hilarious escapades when they run into each other and both realise they are chasing the same girl.