Sajid Khan: Humshakals is Not a Remake of Angoor

  | May 21, 2014 20:57 IST (Mumbai)

A still from Humshakals shows Ram Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh and Saif Ali Khan in drag

The fun-filled drama will see Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah as the female leads

Director Sajid Khan says that contrary to reports, his film Humshakals is not a remake of the 1982 classic Angoor.
"Initially, when I talked about the film two years back, news spread that it is a remake of Angoor. But it is not," Sajid said here on May 20 at the music launch of the film.
"I made one remake and I have sworn not to make another one," he added referring to the debacle of Himmatwala, a remake of the 1983 Jeetendra starrer.
Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor will be seen in triple roles in Humshakals and Sajid, who hosted talk show Sajid's Superstars on the small screen, says his stint on TV helped him etch out certain characters for the film.
"I had this idea for quite some time. Some of the characters played by the three actors in the film are similar to ones I have done on TV. So I was at ease writing them," he said.
"I wanted to make a new kind of comedy everyone enjoys and is not vulgar," he added. (Also Read: Saif, Riteish and Ram Kapoor in drag)
Releasing on June 20, the fun-filled drama will also see Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah as the female leads.

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