John Mathan has Gone Mad
I stumbled upon this disturbing/shattering piece of news today. It seems Himass Rechchamiya is going to play the lead role in John Mathew Mathan’s remake of Raja Hindustani. I remember Raja Hindustani for two and only two reasons:
1. The super long kissing scene between Aamir Khan and Karishma Kapoor
2. The song ‘Pardesi pardesi jaana nahi’. This song achieved cult status among beggars all over the country, especially the ones operating in Trains.
But the question that’s troubling me the most is why would a guy like John Mathan want to remake this film? Just ‘coz your previous venture sank without leaving any trace at the box office doesn’t mean that you should lose confidence in original scripts. Just pay some money to one of the hundreds of scriptwriters roaming around in Mumbai and I am sure you’ll get a decent script. And even if you did chose to remake a movie, why on earth would you choose Raja Hindustani, which itself was a remake of an older Hindi film? OK, I can forget even that piece of history, but why oh why cast Himesh in the lead role? Immense pain it gives me when I see the fall from grace of a guy like John Mathew who promised so much with Sarfarosh.
Now for one more gory detail about the film.
Himesh’s intense love story will be a socialistic plea and he will also play a guy from the streets who falls for a very rich girl.
What? You mean Himass is not going to play himself? No HR? What that basically means is that he is actually going to try acting, could anything be scarier than that? I wonder what Aamir Khan would have to make out of that.
Anyway, I can’t take this anymore. I am retiring for the weekend. Bye bye.