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From Pune to Delhi

DNPUN41991 | 8/30/2011 | Author : Pallavi Kharade | WC :315

Acclaimed Marathi film, Mumbai Pune Mumbai, will now be made into a Hindi film, Mumbai Delhi Mumbai. Actor Shahid Kapoor is likely to play the lead

We are used to watching Marathi films, which are adapted from Hindi movie scripts but making a Hindi film based on a Marathi film is something that happens rarely.
Satish Rajwade’s film Mumbai Pune Mumbai, which got accolades for its interesting script and fresh dialogues, is now being made in Hindi. It’s said Satish has already started working on the Hindi remake. Interesting, it’s likely that Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor has liked the script and has agreed to work in the film.
While the Marathi film is about love that blossoms between a Pune boy and Mumbai girl and the whole film revolves around the two cities, the Hindi film will be about Delhi and Mumbai. Sanjay Dawra, executive producer of Mirah Entertainment, which owned the rights of the Mumbai Pune Mumbai, confirmed the news. “We have sold the rights of the film to Viacom 18 Group. Satish is presently working on the script. The original film is based in Pune and Mumbai but in the Hindi film, Pune has been replaced by Delhi,” says Sanjay.
A source says, “The change has been made so that the film has a national appeal. The film’s name has been changed to Mumbai Delhi Mumbai. While Satish has narrated the concept to Shahid for the lead role, Shahid is currently checking his dates. He is busy doing a film with Kunal Kohli.”
The source also informs that before Shahid, Satish was considering Shreyas Talpade and Shiv Pandit, who played the lead in Shaitan. Though Shahid will be playing the lead role played by Swapnil Joshi in the original film, they have not yet decided who will play the role of the leading lady, played by Mukta Barve in the Marathi version.
The source also says that a sequel of Mumbai Pune Mumbai has been planned and the same actors and team will be a part of it.

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