India’s Fox Star Studios have announced the remake of ‘œThe Fault in Our Stars’ in Hindi, whose Hollywood version created waves and reaped a great response from International as well as Indian audience.
It truly is a tremendous gesture by Fox Star Studios.
Mumbai based film Fox Star Studios, is an India based movie production and distribution company, is a joint venture between 20th Century Fox, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures and STAR, India’s media and entertainment company, both owned by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.
The company has decided to give a crucial subject such as Cancer, portrayed intensely in the original Hollywood flick “The Fault in our Stars”, an Indigenous Hindi attire, so that more and more Indian audiences can relate with it.
The English original is based on John Green’s novel of the same name. It is directed by Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff, with Laura Dern, Sam Trammell and Willem Dafoe in supporting roles. Woodley plays a 16-year-old girl who is a cancer patient. She attends a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with a cancer survivor, Elgort.
This film portrayed their heart-touching love and compassion in a very poignant approach.
Fox Star Studios said it will adapt the film in Hindi. “We think the story will have an emotional connection with Indian audiences,” said Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh. “The original English version was released here a couple of weeks ago and is still running. The film has done a business of about $1 million. We had actually thought of adapting it locally even before the film was released here.”
Fox Star Studios works in conjunction with Fox International Productions (FIP), the international film production arm of 20th Century Fox Film; the company’s board of directors includes FIP President Sanford Panitch. Fox STAR Studios produces Hindi and Regional language films through acquisitions, co-productions and in-house productions for worldwide distribution. “Details about the adaptation are still being worked out in terms of which director will helm the project along with casting details and when it can go into production,” Singh added.
Well, the details can always be found out later but we must say that this indeed is a great move by the production company. To bring and treat a grave subject such as Cancer, in a country like ours where a large number of youth is battling the deadly disease, definitely will render a ray of hope and a ray of love to the sufferers.
Though, it is yet to be seen, how brilliantly they can draw this canvas in Indian backdrop to mesmerize the audiences here. But, definitely worth a watch it will be.
This Bollywood remake is surely an eagerly awaited one.
Please do tell us the names of the existing bollywood actors who can fit the profound characters of John Green’s heart-wrenching novel, “The Fault in Our Stars”, do tell us.