Bollywood to remake Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The Departed’


Hong Kong’s crime thriller ‘Infernal Affairs’ (2002) which was remade in Hollywood by Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Departed’ (2006) starring Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio, is now getting another remake this time in Bollywood.

Reported in the Hindustan Times, it was announced by Warner Bros India today that they will be collaborating with AZURE Entertainment Pvt Limited, Mumbai for this venture and it has been said this will be one of two pictures to be made under this banner. However a director for this project has not been selected yet.

The CEO of AZURE Entertainment Pvt Limited, Sunir Kheterpal expressed his delight in the partnership. “It is a matter of pride for a young company like ours to collaborate with Warner Bros to jointly develop and produce the local language adaptation of this amazing movie. We are thrilled to be working with the Warner Bros India team and cannot wait to get started.”

Warner Bros India’s Managing Director, Denzil Dias who is equally ecstatic said the right decision was made in choosing ‘Infernal Affairs’ to be made for an Indian audience. “We could not have chosen a better title than ‘Infernal Affairs’ to announce this collaboration. We look forward to bringing great new Indian language films to local and global audiences.”

‘Infernal Affairs’ (2002) and ‘The Departed’ (2006) were both huge hits, with the latter picking up four Oscars. Will the Bollywood version have the same impact? Keep it with for more.

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