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Boney Kapoor speaks on remake culture of Bollywood ahead of 'Mili' release 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Boney Kapoor speaks on remake culture of Bollywood ahead of Mili release 

Veteran film producer Boney Kapoor is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film 'Mili' which stars his daughter Janhvi Kapoor in the lead role. Bollywood is often criticised for producing too many remakes and since last few hindi remakes of South Indian movies have failed on box office, it is being speculated that the era of remakes is gone. However, in a recent media interaction, Boney Kapoor rubbished this idea and stated that he will continue to produce remakes.

Boney told ETimes, "It’s a myth that the era of remakes is over. Well, that’s utter rubbish. Remakes have always been there. Back in the day, Aurat was made into Mother India and The Departed was the remake of Infernal Affairs. Likewise, Indecent Proposal was made into Judaai."

Talking about why recent remakes weren't as successful as their original counterparts, the filmmaker said, "Talking about the remakes of recent times, Vikram Vedha in Tamil was also called Vikram Vedha. It was dubbed in various languages as Vikram Vedha. It was available across all platforms for the audience to consume. So, when people sitting at home have consumed it already, then why would they go to a theatre to watch the film? Yeh same Jersey aur HIT: The First Case ke saath bhi hua."

Boney then recalled making certain changes to the script while making 'Wanted' (2009) to suit the Hindi audience. He concluded by saying, "I am not saying I am the authority when it comes to remakes, as I have also gone wrong, but people cannot just make a statement that remakes don’t work anymore. As a filmmaker, I will continue to do remakes and I am looking forward to Mili."

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