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Hema Malini, Ramesh Sippy to reunite

Hema Malini

By HT

Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy is set to direct dream girl Hema Malini once again after the duo delivered Bollywood's cult classic Sholay 39 years ago.

The film will be titled Shimla Mirchi and will go on floors in August.

The romantic saga will also feature Citylights star Rajkummar Rao. Heroine opposite him is yet to be finalised.

"Ramesh Sippy's Sholay was released 39 years back in 1975, when he created the character of Basanti with his favourite actor Hema Malini. Ramesh Sippy is going to work with Hema Malini after Sholay in Shimla Mirchi and like his other films, the first letter of his next film is also with the letter S," a release said.

Sippy's last release as a director was Zamaana Deewana in 1995. The film starred Raveena Tandon and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead.