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Jackie Shroff to star in Gujarati remake of 'Ventilator'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

National Award-winning Marathi film "Ventilator" is all set for a remake with in the lead role.

The film, to be produced by Irada Entertainment, will mark Shroff's debut in cinema. He will reprise the role of filmmaker from the original.

"Finally, I have been cast in a film in my mother tongue I hope I will live up to it," said in a statement.

"Ventilator" was produced by The movie revolves around an ailing senior member of a family who is being put on the just days before the popular Ganpati festival leading to varied degrees of speculation and panic amongst the clan he belongs to.

The remake is written by Niren Bhatt, a renowned Gujarati scriptwriter and the story is co-written by The film will be directed by Umang Vyas.

Rajesh Mapuskar, of the original "Ventilator" has joined hands with makers for creative direction and guidance.

"It will be exciting to see 'Ventilator' set in another culture. My biggest excitement is Jaggu dada playing Ashutosh Gowariker's character. I'm happy to have him on board," Rajesh said.

"Under our banner Irada Entertainment we are extremely excited and proud to make 'Ventilator' in Gujarati. We are adapting the film as per the nuances of Gujarati culture and really looking forward to Gujarati Bhidu Jackie Shroff," of the film, Falguni Patel, said.

The film will be co-produced by

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First Published: Wed, January 31 2018. 16:30 IST