The Fault In Our Stars to try its luck in B-town

Hollywood film about star-crossed lovers soon to move Indian audiences.


Ians August 06, 2014

MUMBAI:


Hollywood film The Fault In Our Stars (2014), which received a gleaming response worldwide for its heart-rending story, will be remade in Bollywood soon, Fox Star Studios announced on Wednesday.


“Every once in a while, comes a special film that goes on to define the emotions of a generation. The Fault In Our Stars resonates with the emotions of today’s youth and has found appeal across audience demographics,” the studio’s CEO Vijay Singh said in a statement. “We are hugely excited to be adapting the film for Bollywood and can’t wait to get started,” he added.

The film received a positive response when it released in India in June this year. The film is now being remade in Hindi by Fox Star Studios, which holds the original rights to the film and the novel penned by John Green. The makers are currently gearing up to adapt the script to suit Bollywood sensibilities.

It narrates the story of a sixteen-year-old cancer patient, who falls in love with a former basketball player, who is a cancer survivor. What is a poignant love story, the producers are certain will recreate magic in its Hindi version.

The Fault In Our Stars was directed by Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in lead roles. Following the film’s release, the two stars became known as American heartthrobs. The film was made with a budget of $12 million and grossed over $260 million worldwide, making it a raving success.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2014.

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COMMENTS (2)

hasan | 6 years ago | Reply

Remaking a 2 or 3 month old movie is beyond stupidity. Everyone who atleast understands english and watches hollywood movies has seen it. So that class won't see the remake. It would have made some sense if they would remake it 10 or 15 years later. Furthermore it shows the incompetence of indian cinema of not coming up with some original stuff and to rely on remakes. p.s i wonder how they would adjust an item number in the remake.

Samirah Rafaqat | 6 years ago | Reply

Oh lord!! Bollywood's remake of the film is going to be a complete disaster!!!

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