In addition, a source told mid-day that actor Shahid Kapoor, who is now engaged by the production house in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, is being considered for the lead role.
Says Prernaa Arora, "The minute we acquired the remake rights we thought of the songs".
The film had remarkable songs composed by Madan Mohan and if reports are to be believed "Naina barse rimjhim" and "Lag ja gale se", both sung by Lata Mangeshkar, will remain in the remake as well.
When Arora was asked if Shahid has signed the film, the producer neither confirmed nor rubbished the development. To Get A Remake Soon!
Recently, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced on Twitter that KriArj has acquired rights of the 1964 timeless classic Woh Kaun Thi from NN Sippy. The original had Manoj Kumar and Sadhana as the lead actors. Prernaa Arora's KriArj has mastered itself on how to serve a content-driven film with the commercial touch. Kapoor will play the part originally played by Manoj Kumar. After this project, he is committed to doing two more films with the studio.
Woh Kaun thi is a timeless classic that starred the epitome of beauty - Sadhanaji and the great artists - Manoj Kumar ji. He knows we are planning a remake of his film. She said, "It's too early to talk about the cast".
Shahid Kapoor was last seen as Maharawal Ratan Singh in Padmaavat which was the most controversial movie in the longest time.