Dev Anand hunts for new face for new ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’

May 19th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Zeenat Aman New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Dev Anand is looking for a new face, who could match the talent of actress Zeenat Aman for the modern age adaptation of his 1971 cult hit “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”.

Zeenat played a hippie in the movie, and became an overnight success.

Dev Anand is open to cast a girl from any part of India for the new film, which will be titled “Hare Rama Hare Krishna - Aaj”. But his condition is that the girl should not look more than 18-19 years of age and should be able to essay the character close to what Zeenat played in the original movie.

“My story will not be a remake but an adaptation of ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’. Since it is set in 2011, I am looking for a girl who can look very modern and become a cult figure like Zeenat,” Dev Anand said in a press statement.

The original “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” took a bold look at the prevalent hippie culture and growing westernisation in those times, and also carried a subtle anti-drugs message.

Dev Anand has changed the storyline to fit in today’s world, and the project is currently in its scripting stage.

The 87-year-old evergreen star is also gearing up for the release of his next directorial film “Chargesheet”.

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