As the cult movie completes 25 years this year, the new buzz in Bollywood is that of the remake of Andaz Apna Apna for which Simmba star Ranveer Singh and Sui Dhaaga star Varun Dhawan have been approached to play the iconic characters of Prem and Amar. However, the producers, Vinay and Priti Sinha, are reportedly convinced not to mess with the initial comedy flick but to experiment with completely different characters set in a completely different story and background and to relaunch it as an Andaz Apna Apna Reloaded.
The 1994 movie, which continues to tickle you every single time that you watch it, was directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi, produced by Vinay Sinha and written by Piyush Changde. Aamir Khan as Amar and Salman Khan as Prem, enthralled the audience with their character portrayal. If reports are to be believed, a source told Pinkvilla, “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 trade source added, “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.”
The original movie revolved around daydreamers Amar and Prem, united in their goal to marry the rich heiress Raveena Bajaj (played by actress Raveena Tandon), daughter of Ram Gopal Bajaj (played by actor Paresh Rawal) and their hilarious escapades on realising that they both were chasing the same girl after frequently bumping into each other.