Old 'Chashme Buddoor' never died down: Deepti Naval

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Veteran actress Deepti Naval, who is all set to release the digitally restored version of the original "Chashme Buddoor", has never felt that the film faded away from the viewers' mind.

"I feel that the old 'Chashme Buddoor' never died down. People have gone on watching it as it's repeatedly shown on TV. It never died out," she said at the launch of the promo of the restored film here Friday.

Excited to see the fresh print, she said: "It is rare that a film gets restored. It has brought all of us together once again."

Directed by Sai Paranjpye, the 1981 buddy film also had Farooque Shaikh, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani, among others.

Talking about her memories of shooting the film, she said she never felt they were "shooting" or "acting".

"I just remembered that we used to have fun... we were in such a comfort zone with each other. I didn't even know the ABC of acting at that time. But no one made me feel that I was just one-film-old," she added.

The old version will hit screens April 5 along with its remake, which has been directed by David Dhawan and stars Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu, and Divyendu Sharma.

Talking about Paranjpye's disapproval of Dhawan's remake, Naval said it is important to respect her feelings.

"I want to respect her feelings... she is concerned how her film will be remade. But I feel that the fact that David saab wants to make the film again is a compliment," she said.

Rakesh Bedi, who was also at the event, feels that the remake will lack the simplicity of the original.

"The simplicity won't be there. The innocence and that atmosphere will be missed. But I guess this is the requirement of today," he said.

Farooque Shaikh says people are often tempted to revisit something that is popular.

"We will only get to know what David Dhawan has made when we see it. But if something is popular, then to repeat it is a temptation. Also, if you have a readymade plot, you don't need to put much effort," he said.

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Yahoo Cricket

Latest News

  • 'Indian Idol Junior' sets ball rolling with Bollywood music

    Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) "Indian Idol Junior" is back with more glamour quotient and young talent from all over India. The singing reality TV show was launched here with a blast from the past, with contestants paying tribute to some of the legends of music industry like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Sonu Nigam. The children traced the journey of songs in the music world from 1950s era by crooning hit numbers "Aaiye meherbaan", "Aayega aane wala", "Mere sapno ki rani", "Ruki ruki thi …

  • Divyanka Tripathi intimidates her fans

    Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi, who plays Ishita Bhalla in soap opera "Ye Hai Mohabbatein" left two of her fans intimidated. While hosting a segment at the Star Parivaar Awards with the 30-year-old, actor Shravan Reddy, who plays Neil in soap opera "Dosti...Yaariyan...Manmarzian" got frightened before he had to get on stage because he has a huge crush on her. "Being in one frame with Divyanka made me extremely nervous as she is a beautiful lady and an even better person at …

  • Polish court adjourns Polanski extradition case until mid-September
    Polish court adjourns Polanski extradition case until mid-September

    A Polish court on Friday adjourned until mid-September a hearing on whether to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction. Polanski, who lives in France, is in Poland making a movie but did not appear in the Krakow court on Friday and was represented by lawyers. Judge Dariusz Mazur said Poland had requested further information from U.S. authorities by Aug. 8. …

  • Bengal delegate in Cannes for business

    Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Keen to make a mark in the global arena, the West Bengal government is scouting for business opportunities at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, an official said on Friday. The state government has roped in actor-director Arindam Sil to woo production houses to shoot their films in the state. According to state Information and Cultural Affairs Secretary Atri Bhattacharya, Sil left for Cannes on May 18 and is actively engaging and liasoning with production …

  • Make your hair holiday-ready

    New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Before you take off on a summer vacation to a destination of your choice, spare a little time to think of haircare. Hairstylist Asgar Saboo gives essential tips to ensure your hair is holiday-ready and looks its best during your vacation, said a statement. * Use dry shampoo: Dry shampoo has been gaining popularity recently. …

  • 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' highly recommended by B-Town

    Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) With her 'swagger' in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", Kangana Ranaut has once again proved why she's called the 'Queen' of Bollywood! The actress' double role in her latest release has her fans and friends from the film fraternity giving her and the film a thumbs up. …

  • Maintain food safety, hygiene in summer

    New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Take extra care to protect food in summer and keep bacteria at bay. Saurabh Arora, founder of www.foodsafetyhelpine.com, shares tips on food safety and hygiene: * Maintain hygiene: Wash hands before cooking and after handling raw meat, fish and poultry. Avoid cooking and touching food items if you have cold, runny nose or fever. …

  • Azharuddin trains Emraan for biopic 'Azhar'

    Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin finds Emraan Hashmi as the perfect fit to portray him in his biopic "Azhar", while the actor says the cricketer is helping him learn the nuances of the game. "Emraan is very apt for the role. A lot of people asked me 'Why Emraan is doing my role in the film?' But Emraan is my favorite," Azharuddin said here at the teaser launch of the biopic. …

Loading...