By Zulfiqar Ali Sajwani
Two of Pakistan’s leading men, Shaan Shahid and Humayun Saeed are all set to remake 1980’s Bollywood’s classic movie Arth.
For the first time ever, Shaan Shahid and Humayun Saeed will be seen in a director-actor relationship where Shaan will direct the movie while Humayun Saeed will play the role of the lead protagonist.
Humaima Malick, the actress known for her intense performance in the much acclaimed movie ‘Bol’ will support Saeed as the leading lady.
“Everything is pretty much finalized and now we are just waiting for the contractual formalities,” Saeed told The Express Tribune. He further clarified that the script has been adjusted to suit the present times.
Director Shaan Shahid has left no stone unturned in ensuring that the storyline is dealt with utmost sensitivity. He contacted Bhatt for the writing of the re-make, for which he received a positive response.
Arth was a semi-autobiographical film written by Mahesh Bhatt about his extramarital relationship with actress Parveen Babi. It is also one of the 25 Must See Bollywood Movies as compiled by Indiatimes Movies.
The original version of the film had legendary actors like Shabana Azmi, Samita Patil and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in the lead roles and apart from the performances, the music by Jagjit and Chitra Singh also made the film a bollywood classic.
The film’s first appearance is expected to occur on April 27th 2014 at a ARY’s awards show.