After ‘Stree’, director Amar Kaushik and producer Dinesh Vijan to adapt Marathi film on surrogacy


    After the stupendous success of their recent release Stree (2018), which is still raking in the huge moolah at the ticket window, filmmaker Amar Kaushik and producer Dinesh Vijan have joined hands to adapt a Marathi film revolving around the serious subject of surrogacy. The yet-to-be-titled film will be the official Hindi adaptation of the 2011 Marathi movieMala Aai Vhhaychay! (I Want To Be A Mother!), helmed by Samruoddhi Porey.

    Confirming the news, Amar revealed to a popular tabloid, “I’ve always been attracted to mother-children stories. What makes this one even more interesting is that it is rooted in a true story, one of the many cases that came to Samruoddhi Porey, who is a practising lawyer with the Bombay High Court.”

    Revealing what inspired him to buy the remake rights of the film, producer Dinesh says, “Once when I was on a flight, I saw Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated biographical drama Lion(2016), again based on a true story, and wished I could make a film as emotionally stirring and engaging. Then, I saw this Marathi film which had been selected by (then) President Pratibha Patil to be screened for former American President Barack Obama during his visit to India and immediately acquired its Hindi remake rights.”

    Earlier, there were reports that after the release of Stree, Amar Kaushik would begin work on his next directorial Chor Nikal Ke Bhaaga. But now it will be interesting to know which film mounts the floor first – Chor Nikal Ke Bhaaga or the Hindi remake of Mala Aai Vhhaychay!


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