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Ayan Mukherjee wants to remake grandpa’s Love in Simla

Ayan is looking forward to the release of his second romantic film <i>Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani</i>.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published: May 17, 2013 1:01:41 pm

Director Ayan Mukherjee would love to remake his grandfather Sashadhar Mukherjee’s 1960 film Love in Simla.

“I loved Love in Simla. I don’t think many people are aware of it. If I would ever have to remake a film,it would be this movie as I loved it a lot. I have watched it many times,” Ayan said in an interview.

Love in Simla,a 1960 film,was produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and his Filmalaya production house. Directed by R K Nayyar,it had the producer’s son,Joy Mukherjee,in lead opposite Sadhana.

The film was a huge hit.

Since Ayan hails from a filmi family – grandfather was a filmmaker and his father is popular actor Deb Mukherjee – it was an obvious step for him to enter films,but he had to struggle.

“It was very natural but complicated. Older people in the industry talk highly of my grandfather. Unfortunately I never saw his success. In my father’s generation a lot of them worked in films but they existed somewhere on the outskirts of Bollywood,” Ayan said.

“While growing up there was an influence of films. I grew up listening words like screenplay,editing,Satyajit Ray or Bimay Roy. There was a desire to be in films but I did not have an access to stars. It was little bit of an insider and outsider. It played a role in developing my passion for films but it did not help me much in entering films,” he said.

Ayan also said that if given a chance,he would love to make a film with his cousins Kajol and Rani.

Ayan made his directorial debut with Wake up Sid,which was a hit,and now is looking forward to the release of his second romantic film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,which has Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead.

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