Aditya Chopra plans to remake ‘Kahaani’ in English


It was a story of success – not just on celluloid but also at the box office. The Vidya Balan starrer ‘Kahaani’ directed by Sujoy Ghosh did more than simply thrill the audience. It surprised the industry with its simplicity. And now, Aditya Chopra seems to have set his eyes on the film. A few days back, Yash Raj Films entered into discussion with co-producers Jayantilal Gada and Sujoy Ghosh to obtain the rights of ‘Kahaani’. Chopra is planning to make the 2012 hit in English now. If sources are to be believed, the plan is to make this new project under YRF’s new foreign division helmed by Uday Chopra. A source close to the film, ‘Kahaani’ said the final decision is yet to be taken. “It could even be under the YRF banner also. But Aditya surely wants the film. It’s a gripping script. The response at the ticket window is a proof of that fact,” said the source. ‘Kahaani’, however has already become a franchise in demand. The film has been sold for a Telugu and Tamil remake. Adi Chopra, who had worked on the script of ‘Kahaani’, has claimed the English remake rights. And though the deal has not yet been sealed, sources revealed that that the modalities were being fast worked out.