Hare Rama.. sequel extension, not remake: Dev Anand


By Hindustan Times

He has been romancing with cinema for more than seven decades and Bollywood's evergreen star Dev Anand is now planning a second part of his 1971 hit Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

The actor-filmmaker, who celebrated his 88th birthday recently, will be seen in the lead role in his forthcoming film 'Chargesheet' and is working on the extension of the Zeenat Aman-starrer movie, which is titled Hare Rama Hare Krishna Aaj.

"My life is same and I am at a beautiful stage at 88. I am as excited as I was in my 20s. I have so many things to do and I am looking forward to the release of Chargesheet.

"I am working on a fresh script titled Hare Rama Hare Krishna Aaj on audience's demand. It is not the remake of my Hare Rama Hare Krishna. It's rather an extension of the film," he told PTI.

The actor says he will be seen in a completely new avatar in the movie.

"I don't believe in remakes and the film will see my character of Prashant in a completely new avatar. Every scene would be new and will be according to the present context. Like the 1971 movie, it will give today's youth a strong social message. It will have some soulful numbers too because without good songs a film cannot be hit," he said.