After the blockbuster Chennai Express, it’s an unofficial remake of Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi for superstar Shah Rukh Khan and superstar-director Rohit Shetty.
The film, which goes on the floors in March, will star Shah Rukh Khan and Varun Dhawan as brothers.
A source in the know reveals, “The basic plot is like Satyen Bose’s Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and also shades of Mukul Anand’s Hum. Shah Rukh’s role is a mix of Ashok Kumar in Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and Bachchan Saab in Hum. Shah Rukh Khan plays the Ashok Kumar role of a seeming misogynist while Varun Dhawan playing the flirty sibling is just the opposite.
Like Kishore Kumar in Chalti Ka Gaadi, Varun Dhawan has a love interest, Kriti Sanon (who steps into, ahem, Madhubala’s role). Varun keeps teasing and challenging his brother about his lack of interest in women…until at mid-point in the plot it’s revealed that Shah Rukh had a woman in his life in the past, who deserted him. The experience left him shattered and disillusioned about love. This is where Kajol is supposed to come in.”
Apparently, Kajol is yet to give her nod, while the rest of the cast is all set. The untitled film begins shooting in March and will be released for Christmas this year.
Says the source, “The film’s main plot is like Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi. But the treatment would be like Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal series with many comic actors pitching in.”