“Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein” may not have been a box office success but the 2001 film has developed a dedicated fan following over the years and actor R Madhavan says he would like to see a remake of the movie.
Madhavan played a charming lover-boy in his Bollywood debut, which also starred actress Dia Mirza. The 45-year-old actor said the remake should do justice to the original as well as appear attractive to the current viewers.
“It is an interesting thought of remaking ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ but it is a tall order. It has been 15 years since the film released... The film has so many loyal fans today, so I will have to do justice to the original story and at the same time present it as a completely new film for the new generation,” Madhavan told PTI.
“That is a tough call to make. If I get an extraordinary story which can bridge the gap between the two sections of audience, one that can be relatable to people of my son’s age and which still makes sense to its original fans,” he said.
The “Saala Khadoos” star says he might pen a tell-all book about his experiences in both Bollywood and South film industry.
“Maybe I will do that sometime in future. Right now I don’t have time. I am enjoying my life too much to do something like that but eventually I think it will be interesting to write a book.”
The actor, who has also produced “Saala Khadoos”, said he has no plans to turn writer or director.
“A good actor who does not have job turns to direction. Being an actor, you are always at the top of the food chain and given a choice I will only be an actor. I don’t think I posses the skill sets for writing or direction.
“I can’t be as good a writer/director as I am an actor. I will never direct. I will beat people up probably on sets if that happens,” Madhavan said.