Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is busy with several projects. While he is headlining three films next year, the actor is also busy producing and working on several projects under his production house Red Chillies Entertainment. While he may not star in every content that the production house produces, the plan is to generate some great stories. In the latest update, the production house has reportedly acquired the remake and negative rights of Dulhe Raja which originally starred Govinda, Kader Khan & Raveena Tandon. Adding to that, Farhad Samji is penning the script.
As per a report in a media portal, Shah Rukh Khan‘s Red Chillies Entertainment has acquired the blanket rights of the film. Pinkvilla reports, “The satellite and digital rights also rest with SRK and his company that would now sell it to the partners and reap rich returns from renewal of licence.” While Farhad Samji is busy with Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, he has been advised to create a draft of the screenplay while retaining the essence of Dulhe Raja but also keeping it modern in terms of storytelling. Depending on the screenplay, the makers will eventually take a call on approaching an A-list actor for the lead role. If the adaptation looks intriguing and the actors are keenly interested, then the production house will move forward with the remake. If not, then they will anyway generation revenue through the rights for digital and television screenings.“
Dulhe Raja, helmed by Harmesh Malhotra, also starred Mohnish Behl, Johnny Lever, Prem Chopra and Asrani. The film was released in 1998.