Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s banner, Red Chillies Entertainment, is a well-known studio that creates content at regular intervals and their movies don’t necessarily need to feature SRK in lead. Their latest productions include Darlings, Bob Biswas, Love Hostel, Badla, Class of 83 and several more. As per latest media reports, Shah Rukh Khan has acquired the negative and remake rights of the 1998 comic caper, Harmesh Malhotra directed and Govinda and Raveena Tandon starrer Dulhe Raja.
“Very few know that Shah Rukh Khan is indeed a big fan of the comedy genre and Dulhe Raja is one of those popcorn entertainers that he likes. When one of the associates suggested the idea of acquiring the blanket rights of Dulhe Raja, SRK was game on for the idea,” disclosed a source close to the development, adding further that a team will now decide on how to explore Dulhe Raja for today’s audience. “The satellite and digital rights also rest with SRK and his company that would now sell it to the partners and reap rich returns from renewal of licence,” the source further added.
The deal on Dulhe Raja was locked long back. “In-fact, Farhad Samji, who is presently working with Salman Khan on Kabhi Bhai Kabhi Jaan, has been working on a draft of Dulhe Raja. He has been advised to make a fresh screenplay by retaining the world of the original and its work in progress at the moment,” the source revealed.
“If the screenplay is faithful adaptation and actors show keen interest, Red Chillies will be more than happy to remake the film. If not, they are content with the revenues that the film will generate from television and digital screenings,” the source added.