Talking about how Sarath Chandra and Pravesh Bhardwaj have been persuading him for the remake rights for the past eight months, Mahesh Bhatt added that they view it as a challenge considering that they are dealing with a cult. He also mentioned that the duo will add a contemporary touch to the film and that he has also suggested them a writer who can write the script for the new version. Readers may recall Arth was also converted into a play few months ago.
Arth is said to be semi-biographical film based on the relationship between Mahesh Bhatt and Parveen Babi. The film had Shabana Azmi playing the role of a wife of Kulbushan Kharbanda who gets involved in an affair with the possessive natured actress played by Smita Patil. While the film explores the journey of relations, trapped in a web of right, wrong and legit, the climax of the film has Shabana walking away from her marriage and leading a life on her own. The film had suffered in terms of takers in the initial stage due to its unconventional climax.
Source: Bollywood News original article at Mahesh Bhatt gives away the remake rights of iconic film Arth and here’s why!