Dev Anand to remake Hare Rama Hare Krishna

Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Dev Anand is all set to remake his 1971 blockbuster `Hare Rama Hare Krishna` but in a modern premise and not on the hippie culture that the original film highlighted.

"I know that people want another `Hare Rama Hare Krishna`. The script is ready. If hippies were trend of 1970s, there are drugs even today. That story was different. This (the remake) will be different because I will have to look at today`s trends," the 87-year-old veteran said.

"It was an out-of-the-box (film). I can`t repeat the same concept of the 1970s with that of 2011 (film) as it cannot work in today`s world. The film has been made keeping in mind today`s thinking," he added.

The evergreen filmmaker had tasted success with `Hare Rama Hare Krishna` which talked about the prevalent hippie culture. The film carried an anti-drugs message and also depicted problems associated with westernisation.

His find actress Zeenat Aman, who played the mini-skirt sporting, pot-smoking Janice, became an overnight sensation and the song `Dum Maro Dum` featuring her became very popular.

Dev Anand is also ready with his next film `Chargesheet`, a suspense-murder drama, starring himself, Jackie Shroff, Zeenat Aman, Naseeruddin Shah, and Divya Dutta among others.