Veteran actor Anil Kapoor and his daughter Rhea have teamed up with Walt Disney Studios to co-produce the movie Khoobsurat which will be a remake of the 1980 film Khubsoorat starring Rekha.
The actress and former model Sonam Kapoor will play the happy-go-lucky girl, essayed by Rekha with elan in the family entertainer which was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Sonam’s character Mili is vivacious and is responsible for turning the lives of a royal family upside down. The remake also features Ratna Pathak Shah, Amir Raza Hussain and Kirron Kher.
“A delightful film, I believe that Khoobsurat will be an entertainment with a heart. We are also looking forward to working with Anil Kapoor Film Company on this lovely film,” Rucha Pathak said, who is a senior creative director in Studios, Disney UTV.
The movie is directed by popular ad-film director Shashank Ghosh.
Rhea, who is also Sonam’s younger sister, said in a statement; “Disney always stood for wholesome and heartwarming entertainment and we look forward to creating that with this film as well. Shashank’s take on the film is unexpected, colourful and fun – everything you find in your favourite Disney movie.”
The shooting of the film has already been started in Bikaner, Rajasthan and it will be released in mid-2014.