We will see Bollywood style “Stepmom” next year. Bollywood is remaking Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) starrer 1998 Hollywood comedy-drama “Stepmom” (Chris Columbus).
Bollywood fans are curious to see how glamorous Filmfare winner Kareena Kapoor (Jab We Met) will fit into the shoes of working girl Roberts, who played a successful photographer Isabel Kelly in 1998 movie. They find it quite unusual for Kapoor to look like an ordinary working girl, who is reportedly taking acting lessons just for this movie, shall flaunt a new hairstyle and shall not use any make-up.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has strongly criticized Bollywood filmmakers for blatantly recreating Hollywood themes while ignoring India’s abundance of great tales ready for adaptation for the big screen. India had a longstanding tradition of scriptural and folk tales and various languages of India were loaded with literary themes to choose from, Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, added.
Directed by Siddharth Malhotra and produced by Filmfare winner Karan Johar (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham); Bollywood “Stepmom” will replace Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and Oscar nominated Ed Harris (Pollock) with Filmfare winners Kajol (Fanaa) and Arjun Rampal (Rock On!!) respectively.
While Hollywood “Stepmom” was filmed in New York and New Jersey states of USA, the Bollywood “Stepmom” will be shot in Australia and USA. Tagline for Hollywood “Stepmom” was: “Be there for the joy. Be there for the tears. Be there for each other”. The storyline of Hollywood “Stepmom” was about how the children and ex-wife cope when a new woman (Julia Roberts) entered in their father’s life, who was a successful photographer, and did not plan to give up her work.