David Dhawan to remake Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Chupke Chupke

Chupke Chupke 1975
MUMBAI: It’s finally happening. A remake of the 1975 Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s comedy Chupke Chupke. Long in the pipeline the eagerly-awaited remake gets a new lease of life and a completely new interpretation.

Dhawan’s old favorite writer Rumi Jaffrey says, “That Chupke Chupke was 36 years ago. Times have changed. In those days confusions were created among the characters over the telephone line because people were shouting to make themselves heard over crackling trunk-call lines. Times have changed. It’s the era of instant communication. And the new Chupke Chupke will reflect that.”

While the cast for the new Chupke Chupke is yet to be decided we hear the role of the heroine’s suspicious brother-in-law, played with such magnificent comicality by Om Prakash in the original film, is likely to go to Rishi Kapoor.

Rishi and David Dhawan are currently working on a remake of Sai Paranjpye’s Chashme Buddoor .

When asked about the cast of the new Chupke Chupke David Dhawan who’s nursing a fractured shoulder says, “I haven’t really finalized the cast. I’ve finished shooting for Chashme Buddoor. The stitches on my operated shoulder came out. Now it’s physiotherapy all the way. I’ve to get into work gradually. But yes, it is Chupke Chupke next.”

Fox Star Studios and a company called White Stripes are co-producing Chupke Chupke.