It is reported that Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap۪s upcoming film ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ is inspired by the 1993 Yash Chopra hit ‘Aaina’.
The film, which stars Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra and Adah Sharma with reports suggesting that Malhotra plays the lead that Jackie Shroff played, Chopra plays Juhi Chawla’s character and Sharma essays the role originally played by Amrita Singh.
A source told Mid-Day, “Sidharth is currently shooting for it at Film City. The entire film will be set and shot in Mumbai, probably a first for a Karan Johar film. Sidharth, a Johar prot̩g̩ will be playing the protagonist in the film. His role is written such that it will highlight his strong points. The story deals with Adah Sharma and Sidharth playing a couple who have been in love for over eight years and than Adah۪s younger sister Parineeti comes in and Sidharth falls in love with her which incidentally was also the premise of Aaina.”
The source furthers adds, “Sidharth۪s name in the film will be Nikhil Bharadwaj. He plays a Punjabi boy from Delhi, a middle-class boy who loves his parents and always wants to see everyone happy. Sidharth wants reach the top and is very competitive. So that he gets well into character he has asked everyone on set to call him Nikhil. He behaves as his character would all day on set. He is putting in a lot of hard work to prove that he has the talent to get him to the top.”