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Last Updated 04.04.2020 | 6:41 PM IST



Kunal Khemu starrer Superstar to be remade in Telugu and Malayalam

Wonders never cease. The little-known 2008 film Superstar featuring Kunal Khemu in a double role has now been lapped up by a South Indian producer who immediately wants to remake it into Telugu and Malayalam. The two remakes are expected to star Kunal Khemu who doesn't know a word of Telugu or Malayalam. But he is game for the challenge.

Just one hitch. They want the original director Rohit Jugraj to direct the remake as well. Jugraj, however, is apparently tied down by contract against working in any project until Abbas-Mustan's Players releases in January 2012.

Says a source, "Rohit is restricted from taking on any work as a writer or director. The producer Roshif Assan who has brought the rights for the Malayalam and Telugu versions of Superstar wants the original director to do the remakes. However, Rohit is contract-bound by Players and cannot accept any offers as a writer or director until the film releases."

Kunal Khemu has apparently made it clear he'd do the two remakes only if Rohit directs, as the actor feels only the original director would be able to comprehend the characterizations and the nuances.

Says Rohit Jugraj, "Yes, the remake rights of Superstar have been bought by Mr. Roshif Assan of Assan Films. He wants to remake it in Telugu and Malyalam. I'm really happy that the film has caught their attention three years after release especially at a time when the remake trend is moving the other way. South films are being made into Hindi. Suddenly, a South filmmaker wants to remake a 3-year old Hindi film in two languages. That's quite something. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to be any part of the remakes. But I'd be happy to give them inputs."

Says Kunal Khemu happily, "It feels nice to be part of a film that despite its poor run has managed to make a mark all the way down South. We all believed in it and worked really hard on Superstar. I am and always will be very proud of it."

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