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Shahid Kapoor Likely To Star In The Remake Of Manoj Kumar Film Woh Kaun Thi

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KriArj production, which is emerging as the leading production house with projects like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Padman, Pari, have announced that they have acquired the rights to remake Woh Kaun Thi, a cult movie starring Manoj Kumar and Sadhana.


A source tells Mid-Day, “Shahid Kapoor has developed a great rapport with Prernaa Arora [one of the producers of KriArj Entertainment] in the course of Batti Gul Meter Chalu shoot. After this project, he is committed to doing two more films with the studio. So when they bought the remake rights of Woh Kaun Thi, he was one of the first choices to essay Manoj Kumar’s role.”

Arora, on her part, is excited to be revisiting the mystery drama, which had set cash registers ringing when it released in 1964. She says, “This is our tribute to Manoj Kumar. He knows we are planning a remake of his film. We have also acquired the rights of two songs, ‘Lag Ja Gale’ and ‘Naina Barse’.”

So far, they haven’t discussed the casting of the film, but it seems like Shahid is the forerunner.