EXCLUSIVE: Indian powerhouse producers Guneet Monga Kapoor and Karan Johar, who’ve beforehand collaborated on motion pictures together with lauded drama The Lunchbox and TIFF 2023 title Kill, are shifting forward with their Hindi-language adaptation of French smash Intouchables, by hiring director Collin D’Cunha.
The Indian filmmakers first acquired the remake rights from Gaumont virtually a decade in the past. The unique field workplace sensation, starring Omar Sy and François Cluzet, noticed an aristocrat rent a younger man from the initiatives to be his caregiver after he turns into a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident. The film spawned a string of remakes, together with a Telugu and Tamil model, and a U.S. model starring Kevin Hart.
Based on the producers, the Hindi adaptation “aims to recreate the magic of the original while adding a unique touch that resonates with Indian audiences”.
The movie is a component of a bigger artistic synergy that was introduced in Could 2023 between Johar’s Dharma Productions and Monga Kapoor’s Sikhya Leisure.
Director D’Cunha is in put up on Amazon collection Name Me Bae, which can be produced by Johar. His film credit as a primary and second AD embody hits Sanju, Secret Celebrity and PK.
Karan Johar stated right this moment: “Working on The Intouchables is a creative challenge and a thrilling opportunity. We are committed to bringing the essence of this beloved French film to the Indian audience while infusing it with our cultural sensibilities. Collaborating with Guneet once again is an exciting prospect, and I am confident that this project will touch the hearts of viewers across the country.”
Guneet Monga Kapoor added: “The Intouchables is iconic and one of the most celebrated films around the world. It is very exciting to be able to bring that to India and Hindi audiences. After a high-octane, action packed, Kill we are laying our hands at dramedy which signifies the range of the spectrum of our collaboration with Dharma which we are incredibly excited about!”
Director Collin D’Cunha commented: “Directing The Intouchables adaptation is an incredible honour for me as a filmmaker. The original film left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide, and I am honored to have the opportunity to bring this story to life for Indian viewers. Working with Karan Johar, Guneet Monga, and the entire team is something I’m greatly excited for and looking forward to”.