By Hindustan Times
Mumbai, June 4 -- Set to release in 3D on Independence Day this year, 37 years after its first run in cinema halls on the same day, Ramesh Sippy's Sholay (1975) may bring its estranged scriptwriters, Salim-Javed, together once again.
Jayantilal Gada, distributor and financer of the new 3D version, says, "Sholay 3D's release may help end cold wars between people associated with the original. We're trying to get Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar together after years. If a film can resolve differences, what better tribute can we give to the celebration of 100 years of cinema (in Bollywood)?"
The film, Gada says, is expected to do even better than the original. "Sholay 3D will see a larger success than Sholay. I've been controlling television rights of this film since 1995, and it has received 67 TRPs.