Remade versions with startling performers


It is somewhat similar to putting old wines in new bottles. With old flicks of the yesteryears being invested with new dimensions, Bollywood is flooded with a huge plethora of remade wonders. Imparting a new as well as a chicly glamorous dimension to the works from the glorious past has been made possible on account of a wise blend of acting and directing. Here is a look at some of the scintillating performers who had parts to offer in recreation.

1. Priyanka Chopra
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After being a part of the remade extravaganzas of ‘Agneepath’ & that of ‘Don’; Priyanka is yet on her way to recreate the role of Jaya Bachchan for the forthcoming reinvestment of ‘Zanjeer’. Apoorva Lakhia is supposed to recreate the chartbuster of 1973.

2.  Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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Rekha rendered in subtle strokes the character of Umrao in course of Muzzafar Ali’s ‘Umrao Jaan’. The fictional plot was once again made in 2006, with Aish delineating the role of Rekha. Despite the creative touches of J.P Dutta- one of Bollywood’s legendary filmmaker; the film failed to etch the desired mark. The remade version had Abhishek Bachchan as the male lead- opposite his wife and then girlfriend- Aishwarya Rai.

3. Madhuri Dikshit
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The fictional plot of ‘Devdas’ – a novel by the acclaimed writer Sarat Chandra Chatterjee was given a filmy look as many as three times.  The latest one followed the directorial traits of the innovatively prolific Sanjay Leela Bansali. With a string of accolades decking up its award kitty, the extravagant venture was phenomenally successful. Opposite the lone and dejected lover boy of Devdas (essayed by SRK); the roles of Chandramukhi & Paro were essayed by Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai respectively. Interestingly, the flick happened to be the last one from the matinee icon Madhuri Dixit before her long hiatus and days of settlement into marital bliss.

4. Vidya Balan
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The prolifically versatile acting persona also had deals to offer in the remade version of Parineeta. Yet another filmy rendition of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s novel, the film was once made way back in the early fifties by the renowned filmmaker Bimal Roy. Roy’s film had the lusciously vibrant Meena Kumar cast in the title role; but the remade version of 2005 had Vidya doing justice to the same. The film with its own share of commercial as well as critical success was well accepted both at home as well as at the overseas horizon.


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