Veteran actor Deepti Naval, who is all set to release the digitally restored version of the original Chashme Buddoor, has never felt that the film faded away from the viewers’ mind. “I feel that the old Chashme Buddoor never died down. People have gone on watching it, as it’s repeatedly shown on
TV. It never died out,” she said at the launch of the promo of the restored film on Friday.
Excited to see the fresh print, she said, “It is rare that a film gets restored. It has brought all of us together once again.”
Directed by Sai Paranjpye, the 1981 buddy film also had actors Farooque Shaikh, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani.
Talking about her memories of shooting the film, Deepti said she never felt they were “shooting” or “acting”. “I just remembered that we used to have fun... we were in such a comfort zone with each other. I didn’t even know the ABC of acting at that time. But no one made me feel that I was just one-film-old,” she added.
The old version will hit screens April 5 along with its remake, which has been directed by David Dhawan and stars actors Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu, and Divyendu Sharma (below).
Talking about Paranjpye’s disapproval of Dhawan’s remake, Deepti said, “I want to respect her feelings... she is concerned how her film will be remade. But I feel that the fact that David saab wants to make the film again is a compliment,” she said.