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Vidya Balan not a fan of remakes

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Remakes may be the latest trend in but actor Vidya Balan believes one should not temper with an old classic.

There were reports that Vidya was offered to play Sridevi's role in a remake of "Sadma".

"I would not do it (remake a film). I can't dare to make or do something again. I was offered 'Sadma' remake and I said no to it. As I feel one should not touch a film like 'Sadma', why tamper with it? These are timeless films. One can reinterpret it but I am not one of those who would go for it," Vidya told PTI on the sidelines of Jio MAMI Movie Mela event here.

Vidya said Hrishikesh Mukherjee's "Anand", Ramesh Sippy's "Sholay", Mahesh Bhatt's "Arth" and Shekhar Kapur's "Mr. India" were her favourite films during a conversation with film critics Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand.

The National award-winning actor, meanwhile, is looking forward to her next film, "Tumhari Sulu".

She plays a carefree housewife who turns into a late night radio jockey.

The film was earlier slated to release on November 1 but the makers have shifted the date to avoid a clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, "Padmavati". "Tumhari Sulu" will now release on November 24.

"I think everyone's dates have changed now, I have not kept a track. All I know is on December 1 'Padmavati' is coming. We got a clear date so we jumped at it.

"I am never stressed about the release of the film. If similar kinds of films were releasing, then I would be worried, not otherwise.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 19:32 IST