Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Omkara stars Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi. It was released in 2006 and was reportedly made with a budget of 14 lakh USD. The drama/crime movie earned 42 crore at the Box-office.
Speaking of Desi Boyz, it was released in 2011 starring Akshay Kumar, Chitrangada Singh, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt. The romance/comedy was reportedly made with a budget of 65 cr and earned 77 cr at the box-office.
The latest bollywood news is that producer Anand Pandit has decided to partner with Eros, Parag Sanghavi for Omkara and Desi Boyz sequels. Undoubtedly, people enjoyed both these immensely and have nostalgic value.
“Omkara and Desi Boyz were trailblazers in their respective eras for their storytelling, star cast, and music. They still remain unforgettable for their command over their respective genres”, further stating the films have a cult following for numerous reasons and “it seemed like the perfect time to revisit these hits and take their stories forward for a new generation of viewers,” said Anand Pandit in an official statement as per Indian Express.
Chairman, Eros Motion Pictures, Sunil Lulla, as per Free Press Journal, said, “We are excited to collaborate with Anand Bhai to revive the magic of these films that have remained indelible in our memories. We have often wondered what happened to our favourite cinematic characters and if their journey took them in surprising directions. These films will answer many such questions. We will work together to ensure that the essence of these classics remains untouched even as we infuse new energy and fresh vibrance in them.”
“I am really thrilled to be a part of these amazing projects. It will be exciting to take the legacy of these classic hits forward. The partnership with Eros International is very strategic, as Eros Motion Pictures is best placed is India to maximize distribution and marketing including on digital platforms globally,” stated Parag.
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