Andaaz Apna Apna is back
Twenty two years after its release, the cult classic Andaz Apna Apna is all set to go forward without its original leads, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor. Even the director, Rajkumar Santoshi, will not be a part of Part 2. Preeti Sinha, the daughter of producer Vinay Sinha, has given the rights to Phantom Films and will be collaborating with them on the project. Preeti has already joined hands with Phantom on Super 30 mathematician Anand Kumar’s biopic.
According to a report in a leading tabloid, the film will roll towards the year-end with a fresh cast. “It will be an in-house director at the helm, if not Vikas (Queen and Shaandaar director Vikas Bahl), it will be Vikram (Vikramaditya Motwane of Udaan and Lootera fame),” adds the report. The original was released in 1994 and revolved around two conmen, Amar and Prem, who are vying to woo and wed a rich heiress, Raveena, little knowing that she is really the secretary, Karishma, who has switched identities with her mistress. In another switch, Raveena’s uncle, Shyam/Teja (Paresh Rawal in a double role) passes himself off as his twin Ram to repay his debts to Crime Master Gogo. The comedy of errors ends in a rib-tickling standoff. The boys get their girls, the cops get the criminals and Ram gets his identity back.