Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan will play the lead role in the Hindi remake of the Hollywood film Chef.
Chef, which released in 2014, was written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau, who also featured as the protagonist in the film.
"I'm delighted that Chef is getting an Indian remake. I'm excited to see how this personal film translates to the Indian culture. The theme of food, music and family should resonate well," Jon said in a statement.
Chef featured actors Robert Downey Jr, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman.
In India, the remake will be produced by Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment.
Vikram Malhotra, founder of production house Abundantia Entertainment, acquired the remake rights from Jon's company and collaborated with Eros International for the film.
"Ever since I saw Chef, I knew that this film had to be made in India. Charming relationships, a feel-good story and a unique journey of self-discovery makes Chef the ideal film, which should be made in an Indian context. I am also delighted that one of the finest actors in our country, Saif Ali Khan, will play the title role in the Hindi version," said Vikram.
Chef narrates the story of a professional chef, who quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity to its controlling owner, and launches a food truck with his friend and son.