What do “Jumping Jack” Jeetendra and “Singham” Ajay Devgn have in common? It’s the movie Himmatwala! The original starred Jeetendra opposite Sridevi and was one of the biggest movies of the ’80s. The new version will star Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah. It is being directed by Sajid Khan who so far has mostly directed comedies. Cine-goers have been itching to get a sneak peak at the new version. Wait no more because the first look is out!
Proving his mettle as a holistic artist with limitless talents, the ‘Lion King of India’, Ajay Devgn, will be combining equally energetic action and dance sequences as he pays tribute to seminal screen hero of the 80’s, ‘Jumping Jack’ Jeetendra.
Filmmaker, Sajid Khan, who has officially taken the rights of the original and two of its songs, will present the Ajay in a homecoming screen presentation as his father, legendary action director, Veeru Devgn had directed the gravity-defying stunt sequences of the original. The movie had established itself as the highest Indian Box Office grosser of 1983 and another screen victory for South Indian filmmaker, K. Raghavendra Rao. Fast forward to 2012 and Ajay Devgn is gearing up to storm the Box Office once more, delighted to indulge fans worldwide with a preview glimpse at the shape of things to come.
In commenting about the film, Ajay says,
“I’m excited to present this remake of a well remembered and iconic film to a new generation that will surely enjoy it. The new release is again stunt and action packed in no doubt a true homage to my father’s style of filmmaking. I’ll be shooting in Malaysia in the coming weeks with tigers for the movie.”
We can’t wait to see how this movie turns out!