One should not fiddle with classics: Randhir Kapoor

Mumbai: Actor Randhir is not in favour of fiddling with classics, including his father and actor Raj Kapoor`s 1951-hit `Awara` as he feels it is difficult to remake such films.

"Lot of people suggest to me that `Awara` of Raj Kapoor be made again. I feel to make `Awara` would be difficult as where will we find great legends like Raj Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargisji, Shankar-Jaikishan (musician), Shailendra Hasrat (lyricist) and Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (writer).

"I don`t think such classics should be fiddled. I don`t want to make it (in) colour," Randhir told reporters here.

"Also, I do not feel any director or producer or actor can make a great film like `Awara` again. The film created history all over the world and even today it is respected greatly. The Toronto film festival still selects `Awara` as one of the foremost films," he said.

International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will showcase 15 iconic classics of Raj Kapoor including `Aag`, `Barsaat`, `Awara`, `Aah`, `Boot Polish`, `Shree 420`, `Jagte Raho`, `Jis Des Mein Ganga Behti Hai`, `Sangam`, `Mera Naam Joker`, `Kal Aaj Aur Kal`, `Bobby`, `Satyam Shivam Sundaram` among others.

The IIFA and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) have announced their collaboration to host a tribute to the legend of Indian cinema on June 26 in Toronto.

The tribute will be followed by a retrospective film series called `Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema`, which will run for six weeks.