Makhija, on the other hand, defended her decision saying it was necessary to sell the rights to raise money for the digital restoration of the original film. Irrespective of this logical explanation, Paranjpe had two years back (when the deal was signed) said that she did not want the film to be remade, much less than David Dhawan who is famous for slapstick comedy such as Hero No.1, Coolie No.1.
Makhija has even asked Paranjpe to come on board with the digital restoration project but without success.
The Times of India reported that a common friend of both Paranjpe and Makhija said, “I fail to understand why Makhija and Paranjpye are fighting over a film made 31 years ago. Moreover, the promos of Dhawan's remake do not look too similar to the original.”
Since both the films are releasing on the same day, it is up to the audience to decide what they want to choose.
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