Jacqueline Fernandez to reprise Smita Patil’s character in ‘Arth’ remake?


Mahesh Bhatt’s classic ‘Arth’ (1982) and became a superhit of its time for a semi-autobiography, is set to be remade and rumours suggest Jacqueline Fernandez will be reprising one of the roles.

‘Arth’ (1982), originally featured Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. It was written by Bhatt and was based on his extra marital affair with Parveen Babi. The film was also made in Tamil by Balu Mahendra, titled ‘Marupadiyum’ (1993), which starred Asha Kelunni, known by her stage name Revathy, Nizhalgal Ravi, Arvind Swami and Rohini in lead roles.

Reported by Bollywood Life, Bhatt announced on Twitter that Kelunni will be on board for the Hindi remake. “Revathy to give new meaning to ARTH. Sharat Chandra is the architect of this enduring classic of mine.”

As for Fernandez, a source has shared that she could be essaying Smita Patil’s character, “Now, with that in place, the makers reached out to Jacqueline recently and she really liked both, the concept and her role. She is really excited to be a part of the remake of an iconic film like Arth and has given her verbal consent to the part but is yet to sign on the dotted line.”

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