January 22nd, 2014
Sanjay Dutt, whose first production ‘Rascals’ is due for release next week, is all set to go on floor with his second production which is the remake of 1982’s ‘Satte Pe Satta’, in December. ‘Satte Pe Satta’ will be directed by Soham Shah, who has earlier made ‘Kaal’ and ‘Luck’.
Sanjay Dutt will be seen playing the dual roles of Ravi and Babu which were played by Amitabh Bachchan in the original and Karisma Kapoor, who is making her Bollywood comeback with Vikram Bhatt’s project ‘Dangerous Ishq’, will be cast opposite him.
Kajol was the original choice for the role played by Hema Malini in the original but since she just delivered a baby, Sanjay didn’t want to pressurize her to return to the studio. Sanjay then approached his Lagey Raho Munnabhai co-star Vidya Balan for the role but she was busy with her other assignments. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also offered step into the shoes of Hema Malini, but she got pregnant. There were also talks of Madhuri Dixit Nene being approached for the same role but finally they decided on casting Karisma Kapoor as she is a fantastic actress and suits the role perfectly. Sanjay Dutt is also planning to request Amitabh Bachchan to introduce the characters in the remake – Indianexpress