Over the past month,a number of announcements were being made about the remake of 1991 hit Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin. It came as great news for movie buffs,especially the fans of the Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt starrer. Unfortunately,Screen learns that the film is on the verge of being shelved!
When we contacted Mukesh Bhatt about the development of the project he said,We are not doing the film. He also refused to comment to our queries saying,I dont want to get into this (conversation). When we tried to contact Mahesh Bhatt,he remained unavailable for comment.
The remake was a co-production between Vishesh Films and T-Series,so while Bhatts deny making the film,Bhushan Kumar says otherwise. Says Kumar,We are doing the film. Currently,we are completing the script. We are planning to go on floor by the end of this year. Ask him about the star cast and he says,As of now only Emraan Hashmi is on board. We havent finalised the actress yet.
Buzz was that Mohit Suri,who last directed Aashiqui 2 will be directing the remake. When contacted Suri said,I am just back from my honeymoon. I dont know what is happening with the film. Let me meet the Bhatts and Emraan first,then I shall let you know.
Is it the conflict of interest that is the reason behind the film being stuck? Earlier it was reported that while Kumar was keen on roping in Shraddha Kapoor to play the lead actress,Bhatts wanted Alia Bhatt to reprise Pooja Bhatts character. But according to Kumar,the actress has not yet been finalised!