The much loved family entertainer ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972), is possibly being remade into a sequel. Originally directed by Ramesh Sippy which starred Hema Malini in a double role, was just a concept in jest and now looks set to become a reality.
Reported in the Deccan Chronicle, Sippy is seriously considering the idea of a sequel despite it being over 40 years since the original. “So what if 45 years have passed since we did Seeta Aur Geeta? I did four films with her including Sholay, the film everyone identifies me with. Nothing has changed over the years. She is still Bollywood’s most beloved actress — a rockstar.”
For Malini, the idea first came about in Russia, who had no idea of the amount of fans who love the film. “I know Seeta Aur Geeta is one of my most beloved films. But I didn’t know it had such a fan-following in Russia. The Russian fans want a sequel. I jokingly promised them I would give it to them. But now, we are seriously looking at the idea.”
Recalling fond memories from ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) Malini remembers the popularity of the film. “The film was a rage. To this day, people remember me sitting on a ceiling fan. Don’t ask me how I got there… You have to believe in the madness if you want the audience to believe in it.”