So far we have seen only Bollywood rehashes of Hollywood potboilers. Times have changed.
Now, it's a matter of pride for Hindi film industry, that a Hollywood producer is reported to be planning to put Amitabh Bachchan starrer Aankhen through Hollywood filters.
Vipul Shah-directed Aankhen is the celluloid adaptation of Aatish Kapadia's Gujarati play Andhalo Pato (Blindman's Buff). The movie is based on a novel and taut plot peppered with commercial ingredients like songs and romantic-angles.
The good news is that the film's director Vipul Shah has been approached by a Hollywood-based production company for acquisition of the film's copyrights. The film is now all set to get a phoren makeover with a tentative title called 'Three Blind Mice'. Some highly reputed Hollywood actors are likely to act in the movie.
The original film has Big B playing a former bank manager who recruits three blind men (played by Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Paresh Rawal) to rob the bank he was employed in.
About the news of the film's remake into English, Amitabh Bachchan, its leading star, said: "It is a rare recognition for our film industry."