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MANEESH SINGH’S TAMIL REMAKE OF BAGHBAN STARRING TARA SINGH AND DIPESH KHATRI WILL HIT THE FLOOR ON DECEMBER 8TH

November 21, 2016 05:47 PM

Mumbai (Face2News)

The film was delayed by about 20 days due to the demonetization drive of the Modi government Producer Maneesh Singh told media persons in Mumbai that the production house has faced a loss of about Rs 3 crore due to the sudden demonetization drive. "Normally, all staff and crew or unit hands are paid in cash on the sets of a film shoot. Due to the sudden withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from circulation, there was not enough currency to pay staff on a daily basis. Hence, we had to postpone the shoot. 

Vrindaavan Telefilms on Monday announced that their Tamil remake of Baghban will hit the floors on 8th December at Ramoji Studios in Hyderabad. The film was delayed by about 20 days due to the demonetization drive of the Modi government Producer Maneesh Singh told media persons in Mumbai that the production house has faced a loss of about Rs 3 crore due to the sudden demonetization drive. "Normally, all staff and crew or unit hands are paid in cash on the sets of a film shoot. Due to the sudden withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from circulation, there was not enough currency to pay staff on a daily basis. Hence, we had to postpone the shoot. The venue, locations, equipment and other props were all booked and we have had to pay cancellation charges for everything. This has caused us a loss of Rs 3 crore," Singh told media today.

Indore-born, Mumbai-based theater actor and model – 22-year-old Dipesh Khatri has been selected by Vrindaavan Films to star in their Tamil remake of the film Baghban.According to a news release issued by Vrindaavan Films on Wednesday, Dipesh was selected after the director auditioned over 300 youngsters for the role. While the details of the role are not yet known, the Chennai-based production house today confirmed that Dipesh has started training for the project. 

As reported earlier director and producer Maneesh Singh of Vrindaavan Films has signed on 18-year-old Mumbai-based actress Tara Singh for the Tamil remake of the Ravi Chopra-directed Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Hema Malini starrer Baghban. Singh announced this on his Twitter account on Friday as well, but it seems that the 6-film deal was signed by Vrindaavan Films, Maneesh Singh and Tara Singh last month. While not much information is available on the financial details of the deal, our source tells us that this Tamil remake is a big budget project and both Vrindaavan Films and Maneesh Singh would be investing nearly Rs 125 crore in it.Tara Singh speaking to a Bollywood website said that she was thrilled to be part of the six-film deal with Vrindaavan Films and was looking forward to shooting with the talented and enterprising director Maneesh Singh. Tara is expected to play the first lead in this Tamil project which will be dubbed in Hindi and other Indian languages. 

Baghban was a 2003 Bollywood drama film directed by Ravi Chopra, featuring Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in lead roles. Aman Verma, Samir Soni, Saahil Chadha and Nasir Kazi portray Bachchan and Malini’s four sons. Mahima Chaudhry, Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen and Lilette Dubey are featured in supporting roles. It is an unofficial adaptation of the 1937 movie “Make Way for Tomorrow” and many scenes and the plot were inspired from the 1954 Marathi movie Oon Paoos and 1958 Kannada film School Master. It has similar theme as the Hindi film avtaar. It released to cinemas on 3 October 2003.

This film was remade in Kannada as Ee Bandhana in 2007 starring Vishnuvardhan and Jaya Pradha in the leads. Baghban was originally a remake of Oon Paoos, a Marathi film. Raja Paranjape was the lead actor and director of Oon Paoos. It explores themes that are prevalent in the play King Lear by Shakespeare, because Raj suffers much pain and duress at the hands of his children.

Singh had earlier announced a film on the life of Pakistani social media sensation Qandeel Baloch, but was denied a visa by the Pakistani Government to shoot in Multan – the native village where Baloch lived. Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brothers in a case of honour killing, after she allegedly shot for a raunchy music video, which went viral in Pakistan. Her death shocked the world and the international media went berserk with the story of a young and energetic life lost due to such barbaric social practices such as honour killing.The film titled “Ghairat” to be directed by Singh, was completely shelved after hostilities broke out between India and Pakistan following the Uri attack and the Indian armies surgical strikes at terrorist camps in PoK.As reported by the media, the Indian film producers body – Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) declared a ban on Pakistani actors working in Indian films, Maneesh Singh announced that he had temporarily put the Qandeel Baloch film project in the cold storage.Tara Singh is a talented teenager and will portray a bubbly and cheerful “Sitara” 18-year-old in the project which is expected to go on floors around the end of next month.

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