'Tezaab' To 'Zanjeer': 5 Bollywood Remakes Of Old Hindi Cult Classics With New Star Pairings – iDiva.com

A number of Bollywood films from the 80s and 90s are considered cult classics today, thanks to their well-written, engaging plotlines and incredible performances by the actors. It is now common practice for filmmakers to remake old gems to keep the audiences entertained.

The 1988 action romance drama, Tezaab, starring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, is the latest to make headlines for being remade with Ranveer Singh and Janhvi Kapoor as the lead couple. Let’s take a look at a few more such remakes!
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Bollywood remakes of its own classics and iconic films with new pairings © Banijay Asia, SK TV, Dinesh Gandhi
As per the recent reports from Bollywood Hungama, the 1988 Hindi film, Tezaab, will be remade and the makers have approached Janhvi Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for the lead roles that were originally played by Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit.

“Initially, the plan was to rope in Shraddha Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan. However, Murad Khetani and team have now decided to approach Janhvi and Ranveer for the project,” a source reported to the entertainment portal.
“Kartik and Shraddha were the front-runners for the film. However, due to certain reasons, the makers have now decided on approaching Janhvi Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for the same roles. Initially, the makers of the Tezaab remake had approached Ranveer first, and instead of Shraddha, they wanted Janhvi in the movie,” the source further added.
However, there’s been no official announcement on the same.
Bollywood remake of classic and iconic film Zanjeer with a new pairing © Asha Studios, Chandivali Studio Filmistan Studio, R.K. Studios, Swati Studios
Featuring Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan in the lead roles, the 1973 film, Zanjeer, was a commercial success at the box office and catapulted the stars to greater fame.

The movie was officially remade in 2013, starring Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra. Despite the popular names in the cast, the remake tanked at the box office.
Bollywood remake of classic and iconic film Agneepath with a new pairing © Yash Johar, Dharma Productions
The 1990 film, Agneepath, featuring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role, has garnered a cult status in the Hindi film industry today, despite its low box office collections back in the day.

Cut to two decades later—the film was remade with Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra playing the protagonists. Unlike the original movie, the remake did exceedingly well at the box office and became a commercial success.
Bollywood remake of classic and iconic film Himmatwala with a new pairing © Padmalaya Studios, UTV Motion Pictures
This 1983 movie, Himmatwala, starring Sridevi and Jitendra, which itself was a remake of the 1981 Telugu film Ooriki Monagadu, was one of the highest grossing Hindi films of that year. Sridevi became a Bollywood darling with this film.

In 2013, Sajid Khan chose to remake this classic film for his directorial debut, with Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles. But unfortunately, it failed to recreate the magic of the original and tanked at the box office.
Bollywood remake of classic and iconic film Umrao Jaan with a new pairing, Credit: Integrated Films, S. K. Jain & Sons, J. P. Dutta
Rekha won the hearts of her fans with her acting prowess in the 1981 film, Umrao Jaan, which also featured the late actor, Farooq Shaikh.

In 2006, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took up the role of Rekha and Abhishek Bachchan replaced Farooq for the film’s remake. Unfortunately, it didn’t do well at the box office. But, Shabana Azmi was highly praised for her performance in the movie.
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