Rajkummar Rao steps into Dharmendra's shoes for 'Chupke Chupke' remake, calls it a huge responsibility


It was earlier this year when reports of the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's classic Chupke Chupke did the rounds. Buzz back then suggested Rajkummar Rao stepping into the shoes of Dharmendra as Dr. Parimal Tripathi. And now, confirming the news, Rajkummar, in an interview with a leading daily, told that the remake is currently in the scripting process and added that matching upto Hrishida's level seems to be a tough challenge. The actor, who is currently promoting his Diwali release titled Made In China, said reprising Dharmendra's role is a huge responsibility for him. 

“It’s a big responsibility to step into his shoes. The scripting is underway now. We know that we can’t match Hrishida’s standard, but we will try and put our best foot forward,” Rajkummar told during the interview. As per reports, Luv Ranjan will be presiding over the director's chair for Chupke Chupke remake, while Bhushan Kumar is said to bankroll the project under his banner T-Series.

A still from Chupke Chupke

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Chupke Chupke, released in 1975 starred Dharmendra in dual roles, one being a botany professor Dr. Parimal Tripathi while the other was of a driver working for his onscreen wife Sharmila Tagore aka Sulekha's jijaji Raghavendra Sharma, played by Om Prakash. The film also featured Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan as Prof. Sukumar Sinha and Vasuda. The story revolved around Sulekha and Parimal, who fall in love with each other. Sulekha, upon getting married to Parimal, constantly heaps praise of her brother-in-law Raghavendra's intelligence. Parimal then decides to test his presence of mind and turns up at Raghavendra's residence as a driver. What happens next is a laugh riot which leads to a hilarious confession in the end. Chupke Chupke was adapted in Hindi from the Bengali film Chhadmabeshi, starring Uttam Kumar and Madhabi Mukherjee.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)