First Badlaa, and now producer Sunir Khetarpal is hoping to encore the same fomula with The Body, a thriller featuring the untried combo of Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi.
Badlaa which Khatarpal co-produced with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies was the official remake of the the Spanish film The Invisible Guest. Interestingly the same Spanish film was also the source material for a Telugu film Evaru featuring the enterprising. this year . Both were hits.
The Body is an official remake of El Cuerpo a 2012 Spanish mystery thriller film directed by Oriol Paulo.Producer Sunir Khetarpal earlier bought the remake rights of another Spanish thriller The Invisible Guest. It was made into a successful Hindi film Badla last year.
Says Khetarpal, “Over time we have found that the best thrillers that resonate with us come from Spain. Both The Invisible Guest and The Body have been written and directed by Oriol Paulo and both were bought by us as English scripts. Later they got made in Spain turned into remakes.”
Let’s hope the second Spanish sojourn in Bollywood proves just as successful as the first.