Tollywood acclaimed film Prasthanam is being remade in Bollywood with Sanjay Dutt, Ali Faizal and Amyra Dastur in the lead roles. The Bollywood remake too is being directed by Deva Katta himself who had made the original. After much delay and waiting, the film will now finally go on floors on June 1st, 2018 which also happens to be the birthd anniversary of Sanjay Dutt’s mother and veteran actress Nargis. Deva Katta, the director, says that the remake is happening because of Sanjay Dutt and the actor hadn’t forgotten the word he had given to him. “It was in 2011 that Sanjay Dutt first watched Prasthanam. He loved it so much that he approached me himself for the Hindi remake. Cut to 2018, the film is finally ready to go on floors,” Deva was quoted as saying by Times of India. Sanjay Dutt would be seen reprising the role played by Sai Kumar in the original.
“Sanjay is man of his word. After we had discussed the remake when Prasthanam released in Telugu, life just took over. He was in a fix because of all his personal troubles, so I too thought the remake would never happen. But despite all that, he hadn’t forgotten the word he had given me. he came back and took this film up once again. His dedication towards Prasthanam is a big motivation factor for all of us,” the director adds further.
Deva Katta further reveals that they have made few changes to the script to suit the Hindi audiences but have kept the soul and drama the same as original. “The soul and drama in the film will be the same as the original. However, we have made a few changes keeping the Hindi audience in mind. This film will be more realistic and trendy, and will be in sync with films that are being made in Bollywood,” adds Deva Katta.