Vidya Balan revealed: Why she turned down remake of Sridevi-Kamal Haasan starrer Sadma
The trend of remakes in Bollywood may be on the ascent, but actor Vidya Balan believes one should not tamper with an old classic.
There were reports that Vidya was offered to play Sridevi’s role in a remake of ‘Sadma’.
Talking about the same, Vidya said, ‘I would not do it (remake a film). I can’t dare to make or do something again. I was offered ‘Sadma’ remake and I said no to it.
‘As I feel one should not touch a film like ‘Sadma’, why tamper with it? These are timeless films. One can reinterpret it, but I am not one of those who would go for it, she stated at Jio MAMI Movie Mela event.
Vidya said Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s ‘Anand’, Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Sholay’, Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Arth’ and Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Mr India’ were her favourite films during a conversation with film critics Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand.
On the other hand, she is currently looking forward to her next film, ‘Tumhari Sulu’, where, she plays a carefree housewife who turns into a late- night radio jockey.
The film was earlier slated to release on December 1 but the makers shifted the date to avoid a clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, ‘Padmavati’. ‘Tumhari Sulu’ will now release on November 24.
‘I think everyone’s dates have changed now, I have not kept a track. All I know is ‘Padmavati’ is coming on December 1. We got a clear date so we jumped at it.
‘I am never stressed about the release of the film. If similar kinds of films were releasing, then I would be worried, not otherwise.’