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Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan starrer 1982 action drama “Shakti” return with a new version

remake of Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Shakti"

Veteran director Ramesh Sippy’s 1982 action crime drama “Shakti” that starred not only Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan but other legendaries such as Smita Patil, Raakhee and Amrish Puri in prominent roles is all set to get a remake.

After 38 years later the film will be directed by Shree Narayan Singh, who is known for his realistic film such as Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’.

Bollywood in the past few years has been recreating some classic films from the previous times. Among those are the remakes of megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s cult films Agneepath and Don that turned out to be money-spinners at the box office.

Now it seems another one is in the line and its none other than Ramesh Sippy’s 1982 action-crime drama “Shakti”.For those who haven’t watched the film yet, it was based on a father-son duo and is the only film to have featured Dilip Kumar as DCP Ashwini Kumar and Senior Bachchan as Vijay Kumar.

A source reveals that “Around 10 years ago, the idea of a remake had come up with Amitabh stepping in for Dilip Kumar as the father who, in his commitment to the force, alienates his only son, who is then caught in the crossfire between two warring gangsters.

But eventually, he loses his life to a bullet from his father’s gun. Abhishek Bachchan was to play Vijay then. The project, which was put on the backburner, is on track again, but with a different team.”

Not only this, but the director also confirmed the news and told, “I have been working on the film for the last two years with Anjum Rajabali and Saumya Joshi penning the script. It’s a huge responsibility, which is why we are taking time to finalise the script, even though ours is more of an adaptation than a remake. The idea is to take the film on floors by next year.”

Talking about the film, it was bagged four Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Actor (Dilip Kumar), Best Editing and Best Screenplay.

We are also looking forward to the new avatar of this classic film.