MUMBAI: Yash Raj Films (YRF), which had floated a South Indian division to remake its own hits into South Indian languages, is toying with the idea of remaking Band Baaja Baarat in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada with fresh faces in the lead.
This will be followed by the Abhishek Bachchan-Rani Mukherjee starrer Bunty aur Babli.
Confirming this, a YRF spokesperson said "We are seriously looking at remaking Band Baaja Baaraat in the South." Band Baaja Baaraat starred Ranveer Singh and Anoushka Sharma and was well received, especially among younger audiences."
Since this film had made a mark at the box office, many filmmakers from the south had approached the production house to buy the rights of the film. However, YRF has never sold the making rights of any of their films.
Ever since Bodyguard, Ready and Singham came on the scene, trade is abuzz with talk that films from South India being remade in Hindi is the order of the day. But few know that several South Indian films are based on Hindi films.
When Aditya Chopra realised the huge potential of the South Indian market, he set up YRF Deccan and appointed Padam Kumar as the head since he is a known producer in the south and understands the market well.