Now, Shakti Samanta classics in animated form

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Three of veteran director Shakti Samanta's memorable films - "Howrah Bridge", "Amar Prem" and "Barsaat Ki Ek Raat" - are all set to get animated, thanks to filmmaker Pritish Nandy.

"This is my homage to one of the most underrated filmmakers of the country. When I met Mr. Samanta, he was so pleased to know his films would reach out to a new generation," Nandy told IANS.

"'Howrah Bridge' is one of my favourite noire films. The magic of Sachin Dev Burman's music, the chemistry between Ashok Kumar and Madhubala and the seductive charm of Ashok Kumar's baritone - all that I want to capture in animation form," he added.

The film will be produced under his banner Pritish Nandy Communications, which