Ash in Raat Aur Din Remake
Raat Aur Din one of the best Bollywood movie where we last saw Nargis Dutt in a phenomenal role is all set for a remake. Yes, you read it right. Abbas Mustan is all set to direct the remake and it will be produced under the banner of KriArj Entertainment. And now you must be interested to know about the leading lady who will be responsible to step in the shoes of Nargis Dutt. And the beauty is none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Ash will be essaying the role of Nargis Dutt in the remake movie. And as per the sources when Sanjay Dutt was approached with the idea of Rata aur Din remake then he was also extremely excited. Sanjay Dutt said that he has always loved his mother’s movies and Raat aur din was the last movie in which his mother was seen. Nargis married Sunil Dutt in the year 1958 and post that she left movies to take care of her children and her house. And Raat Aur Din was released in the year 1967 and this was the last movie in which we saw Nargis Dutt.
Raat aur din was one of the most breakthrough movie in the history of Bollywood. The movie was about the personality disorder of a women. Her name was Varuna and the role of Varuna was played by none other than Nargis Dutt herself. By day time Varuna was a perfect housewife who used to be engaged in the daily chores of her life. But by night she used to roam around the streets of Calcutta and loved to listen music and dance in night clubs. She used to call herself Peggy. Nargis performance in the movie was highly appreciated and she was bestowed with a number of awards also during that time.
But there is more to the story. Earlier Abbas Mustan were thinking of casting Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit in the movie to which Sanjay Dutt disagreed. Now, we all know the history behind Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri dixit. There was a time where the two were in love but then in 1993 blasts Sanjay Dutt’s name surfaced and thus Madhuri Dixit broke all ties with him. And since then there is no looking back for both of them. And thus Sanjay Dutt didn’t want Madhuri to play the lead role in his mother’s movie.
And the producers were eager to cast Aishwarya in the movie. KriArj entertainment have worked with Ash recently in Fanney Khan and thus were quite sure that Ash will be able to play this role effortlessly. KriArj entertainment said “Working with Aishwarya on Fanne Khan has been a pleasure. Now, there are two more films we are collaborating on with her. Siddharth Anand will be co-producing the film with me, which is an edgy thriller. This film will see Aishwarya in a double role and we will soon finalise the leading man opposite her.” Talking about the remake of Raat Aur Din, she said, “It will be a homage to Nargisji and is a special project for all of us. Aishwarya has already said that she would love to play the main role. I have also discussed the project with Sanjay sir (Dutt), and he has approved of the idea and our choice of Ash to play the role originally essayed by his late actress-mother.”
Well, yet there has been no official confirmation on the same so it seems we still need to wait. Ash was last seen in the year 2016 in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil directed by Karan Johar opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. So, no doubt audience would be extremely excited to see Ash in this strong character.