For all those who loved the Hollywood flick Chef (which was written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau), here is some really good news for you. And the news is that the said film will now be remade in Hindi. Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment recently announced that they would produce the Hindi remake of the high-profile Hollywood hit, and that the Hindi version will star Saif Ali Khan in the iconic title role. The Hindi version will be distributed and released by Eros worldwide.
Speaking on the same, Jon Favreau said, “I’m delighted to see Chef get an Indian remake. I’m excited to see how this personal film translates to the Indian culture. The themes of food, music and family should resonate well.” Terming Chef as one of the most endearing and inspiring films of recent times, Vikram Malhotra (Founder & CEO of Abundantia) said, “Ever since I first saw Chef, I knew that this film had to be made in India. Charming relationships, a feel-good story and a unique journey of self-discovery make Chef the ideal film to bring alive in an Indian context. Add to that the blazing spirit of entrepreneurship and the rapidly evolving food scene in India and the context for a Hindi remake is brilliantly set. We are proud and honored that an icon of Hollywood like Jon Favreau has chosen us to take forward his passion-project in another part of the world. I am also delighted that one of the finest actors in our country, Saif Ali Khan, will helm the title role in the Hindi version”.
On the other hand, Sunil Lulla (Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd) said, “Eros has been at the forefront of breaking content barriers and taking Indian movies worldwide. Be it our global blockbusters like English Vinglish, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Bajrangi Bhaijaan or our upcoming line-up like Bajirao Mastani, we are keenly focused in making content speak a universal language. We are delighted to bring a special film like Chef to the Indian audience in their own language and look forward to working closely to make Chef connect to millions of movie-goers in the Hindi language.”
Reports state that the work on the Hindi remake of Chef has already begun and that a script that will adapt Chef’s story to the Indian palate, keeping the flavor of the film intact, is already underway.
Watch this space for developments.