Mumbai: Uday Chopra is remaking superhit Hindi Bunty Aur Babli in English and is hoping to rope in Canadian actor Michael Cera and American country singer and occasional actress Taylor Swift to play the main leads.
The remake is being made by Chopra’s recently-launched company ‘YRF Entertainment’ in the US to produce English films.
“I am remaking Bunty Aur Babli in English. It’s in thescripting stage and the casting is not done. I am looking at Michael Cera and Tailor Swift. I haven’t approached them as yet, but I want to make it a little more quirky and comic than the Indian one,” Uday told reporters here last evening.
“I have certain ideas for other films. As of now, I feel that the only film which went best with the sensibilities of the west was Bunty Aur Babli,” he said.
Produced by Aditya and Yash Chopra, Bunty Aur Babli featured Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee in the lead. The 2005 superhit film is about two loveable crooks, who venture into many adventures like faking the sale of Taj Mahal.
Uday clarifies that the production house will go for an international cast and crew for the films that they make there.
“The idea is not to take Indian actors there. The idea is to think of ourselves as an American company. Writers, directors everyone will be from there. I don’t want them to feel that I am taking India to Hollywood. If a story requires an Indian character or if A R Rahman agrees to do my music, I will like it,” he said.