Hindi remake of ‘The Infidel’ to focus on Hinduism and Islam

Mumbai: Trigno Media, co-founded by Sajjad Chunawala and Shariq Patel, has acquired the rights to develop British cross-cultural comedy ‘The Infidel’ in Hindi.

The Infidel is a hilarious story of a man caught between his religion and his conscience and is a story that has relevance to India which is a secular country with various religions. Unlike the original, the remake will expectedly focus on Hinduism and Islam.

"People are terrified about race and religious issues, especially issues surrounding Muslims and Hindus, and when people are terrified, what they really should do is laugh,” Trigno Media Director Sajjad Chunawala says.

The film‘s original producers Uzma Hasan, Arvind David and writer-producer David Baddiel will be the Executive Producer of the remake. interestingly, the original also had several actors of Indian origin, including the wellknown Archie Panjabi (remembered for ‘East is East‘, ‘Bend it Like Bekham‘ and ‘A Mighty Heart‘), apart from Amit Shah, Ravin Ganatra, Bhaskar Patel, Niraj Naik and Sartaj Garewal.

Commenting on the announcement, Uzma observed, "It‘s been incredible to watch ‘The Infidel’ resonate with audiences across the globe; I am excited to see it reinterpreted in one of the world‘s most richly diverse nations."

The casting of the film is in process and an announcement is likely to be made soon.

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