MUMBAI: The third outing, Housefull 2 having tasted success in its opening weekend by roping in Rs 45 million, Sajid Khan has moved on to start work on Himmatwala.
It’s an irony that the film starring Jeetendra and Sridevi that revived the trend of remaking South hits is itself being remade with Ajay Devgn in the lead. "Would you believe it, I had watched the Jeetendra hit 36 times, when it opened in the 1980s. I was enthralled by that film. I am maintaining the essence of the film, but re-writing it completely," Khan said.
The film also titled Himmatwala is being produced by Vashu Bhagnani. Prakash Raj has been signed on to play a pivotal part in the remake.
Khan plans to complete Himmatwal before the year comes to a close.