Imagination soars beyond the skies as entertainment portals get desperate for news. The latest brainwave comes to us in the form of a Vicky Kaushal –Manushi Chillar comedy which according to an ingenious portal, is going to be based on Yash Chopra’s second directorial venture Dharamputra released in 1961.
The story is wildly improbable, bordering on the ludicrous. Firstly Dharamputra was not produced by Yash Raj but Yash Chopra’s brother B R Chopra, so it is not for Yash Raj to remake at its will.
The story mentions that the supposed remake would be inspired by the song Tu Hindu banega na Mussalmanbanega insaan ki aulad hai insaan banega from Dharamputra. That song is not even part of Dharamputra! It is from Dhool Ka Phool.
Dharamputra was a very serious grim provocative film on the Hindu-Muslim riots during India’s Partition into two countries and Yash Chopra had once told me , “It sparked off riots in some areas, shows had to be cancelled.I decided I’d never attempt something on a Hindu-Muslim theme after that.”
Yash Raj has to be completely suicidal to attempt something so volatile in such over-sensitive times.Hope that puts all wild speculations about a Dharamputraremake to rest.