Amitabh Bachchan‘s films are always iconic for more reasons than one. His charisma and angry-young-man personality has given rise to some iconic roles over the years. Now, while there has been news about some of his films being remade, a Mumbai Mirror report states that his 1982 action-crime drama, Shakti, is all set to be remade by Toilet: Ek Prem Katha director, Shree Narayan Singh.
Speaking about it, a source close to the development revealed that the idea for the remake came up almost 10 years ago. Abhishek Bachchan was to step into his father’s role, but the film was put on the back-burner.
Confirming the news, Shree Narayan Singh told the publication that he has been working on the film for two years now, with Anjum Rajabali and Saumya Joshi penning the script. He says that it is a huge responsibility and that they are taking their time to finalise the script. Singh adds that theirs is more of an adaptation than a remake. The film is likely to go on floors next year.
Co-starring legendary actor, Dilip Kumar, the film was directed by Ramesh Sippy. The story revolved around a father-son duo, where Dilip Kumar played Amit Ji’s father. Being a honest police officer, Dilip Kumar’s character, DCP Ashwini Kumar, refuses to trade a captured gangster in return for his kidnapped son, Vijay Kumar, which leads to him resenting his father and turning into a criminal. It was the only film that starred Dilip Kumar and Amitabh together.
I sure cannot wait to see this iconic film come back to our screens in a new avatar and am excited to find out more about the cast!