By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: July 7, 2018 7:31:29 pm Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra wishes to helm the remakes of Angoor and Ijaazat. Top News

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who considers Gulzar his guru, is not in favour of remakes as such, but if he had to go down that road, he would love to pick the veteran writer-directors evergreen films Angoor or Ijaazat.

At an event, Mehra had mentioned he would “love to remake Gulzar bhais works with his permission”.

On being prodded about which of Gulzars works would he like to remake, Mehra told IANS, “Angoor definitely, and Ijaazat. Its closer to me, and I would love to do it.”

Has he asked Gulzar yet?

“I dont have the courage for that yet, or that foolishness. I am foolish, but not that foolish. But one day I will ask him. Ijaazat ke liye ijaazat lunga (I will take his permission of Ijaazat some day),” Mehra said, adding a lyrical thought to it.

Mehra worked closely with Gulzar for Mirzya.

Ijaazat, released in 1987, is about an estranged couple who accidentally meet in a railway stations waiting room and revisit their past. It stars Naseeruddin Shah, Rekha and Anuradha Patel.

Whereas, Angoor, which came out five years earlier, remains one of Bollywoods most popular comedy dramas starring Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma in dual roles.

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For now, Mehra, who turned a year older on Saturday, is excited about his forthcoming movie Fanney Khan, the trailer of which released a day before his birthday.

Featuring Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Rajkummar Rao, the movie features the former Miss World playing the role of a pop singer, while Anil plays the father of an aspiring singer.

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Mehra had told IANS that the movie makes a statement on body shaming that women face.

Fanney Khan, which reunites Anil and Aishwarya on-screen after 17 years, will release on August 3.

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