A few days agon, Rani Mukerji & Vivek Oberoi starrer Saathiya clocked 18 years of its release. It is the official Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil movie Alaipayuthey which was directed by Shaad Ali. During a recent interaction, Vivek Oberoi was quizzed about Saathiya & was asked who should step in Rani & his shoes if the film is remade in today’s times. To this question, the actor named Alia Bhatt & Kartik Aaryan.
“There are so many lovely and talented young actors, but if I were to cast Saathiya today, I would cast Kartik and Alia, a fresh pair like Rani and me were an interesting change for both actors in terms of performance,” Vivek told The Times of India,
“After the release of the film, I was invited to Pune for promotional activity at a theatre. I was so amazed that there were thousands of girls screaming my name in a frenzy! I remember Rani saying the crowd was too much and being a girl she backed out saying it’s not safe. I felt that if neither of us goes and meets the fans they will be so disappointed, so I got out of the car we were in to make my way into the theatre,” Vivek further said.
“It was crazy! I suddenly felt my feet literally rise off the ground! I had only seen rockstars in concerts being carried like that, for the first time in my life, it was happening to me now! I will never forget that mix of fear that I may fall and the joy and energy of the love I was being blessed with!”
Now wouldn’t that make us feel delighted to see such a sweet pair on the big screen. Both of them are talented actors and are surely perfect for this kind of matured-romcom that strikes the right chord.