Paresh Rawal steps in Om Prakash’s shoes for Chupke Chupke remake
Filmmaker Umesh Shukla has roped in actor Paresh Rawal to play Om Prakash’s character of the cult classic ‘Chupke Chupke’. “So far we have only finalized Paresh Rawal, who will play Om Prakash’s role,” Shukla, who had directed Oh My God with Paresh in the lead role, said. “Needless to say Pareshji is a wonderful actor and I share a good bonding with him. It will be fun to work with him again,” he added.
The 1975 Hrishikesh Mukherjee-directed light-hearted comedy Chupke Chupke saw stellar performances by an ensemble cast comprising of Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bhaduri, Om Prakash and Asrani. “We have made many changes in the script and it’s not a remake, it is an adaptation of Chupke Chupke,” We have not yet decided or starting casting for the rest of the cast”, adds Shukla. “Writer Sajid and Farhad have written the script and the film is in its final draft stage. It’s a fun-filled film. Once we finish the script, we will finalize the other actors as well,” he said.