Karan Johar's upcoming production Dhadak has created a buzz in the town as it will be the much awaited Bollywood debut of star kids Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar in showbiz industry.
There have been reports that Dhadak will be the Hindi remake of 2016 Marathi blockbuster Sairat.
In fact, Karan Johar had also acquired the remake rights of Nagraj Manjule-directed "Sairat", which created history in the Marathi cinema by entering the elite Rs 100-crore club and became a phenomenon as it ran in cinema houses for over 100 days, especially in Maharashtra.
But director Shashank Khaitan has claimed that despite the basic premise of both movies being same, Dhadak will have variations to it.
"Sairat" was a love story between an upper-caste girl, Archana (Rinku Rajguru), and a fisherman's son, Prashant (Akash Thosar).
"The basic premise is of differences in caste, honour killing and what it means to survive in that world and I feel that is the conflict that is alive all across India, you will hear stories like that.
"So in that sense, the basic premise (of 'Dhadak' and 'Sairat') is same. But there are variations. My story is based on another set up... It is (set) in Rajasthan. It comes with its own challenges, conflicts and style of a love story," says Shashank was quoted as saying.
KJo recently release the first look post of movie featuring the two young actors embracing each other against the backdrop of a setting sun in a desert. The second and third posters introduced Janhvi and Ishaan, respectively, in a desi avatar.
"It wasn't tough to get the poster look for the film as we were sticking to the story that we have written and the world that we have created. Even the idea of the poster was to remain as honest as possible to the film that we want to make.
"We are adapting 'Sairat' into the world that we want to. The focus entirely was to present them (Janhvi and Ishaan) as the characters of the film," says Shashank.
"Dhadak" will mark Janhvi's entry as an actor in the Hindi cinema, while for Ishaan this is his second outing. He is making his acting debut with noted Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's movie "Beyond The Clouds" and has assisted director Abhishek Chaubey for "Udta Punjab".
The first schedule of the remake version will begin in December.
The film, to be co-produced by Zee Studios and Dharma Productions, is set for July 6, 2018, release.