Kamal Haasan’s ‘Hey Ram’ was one of the most talked about films around its release in 2000. The film won the audience’s heart over time and became one of the best films in the veteran actor’s long list of successful movies.
Originally made in Tamil, the movie was also dubbed in Hindi. According to latest reports,Now, Kamal Haasan has confirmed that Shah Rukh Khan has bagged the Hindi remake rights for the film.
In a recent interview. Kamal told Mumbai Mirror, “Shah Rukh only got a wristwatch for acting in my film at the time because, by the end of it, I had nothing left in hand. Now, he is the brand ambassador for a watch brand. I am glad that he got the Hindi rights of Hey Ram from Bharat bhai (co-producer Bharat Shah). He should have some memory of the film as he gave his friendship and service for it.”
Hey Ram was written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Haasan. It had a stellar star cast including Rani Mukherjee, Vasundara, Hema Malini, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Atul Kulkarni, Vikram Gokhale and Nasser.
Made on a budget of Rs. 6 crores, 18 years ago, Hey Ram went on to collect around Rs. 11 crores at the box-office. The film won several prestigious awards including the 2000 National Film Awards.
Hey Ram is a historical-fictional account of the several incidents that happened after partition leading to the death of Mahatma Gandhi. It also touched upon various events that had a significant effect on India’s socio-political canvas such as the Babri Masjid Demolition.
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