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Hema Maliini: 'Sholay should never be remade'

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Veteran actress Hema Malini has said that Sholay should never be remade.

Malini played a lead role as Basanti in the classic '70s film directed by Ramesh Sippy.

Speaking to The Times of India, the actress said: "I'm okay with every other remake except Sholay. Sholay can't and should never be remade. It is a classic, just like Mughal-e-Azam. The magic which the movie created at that time cannot be repeated."

The Dream Girl star explained that the script could not be successfully adapted to a modern day setting: "Who will believe a village setting with dakus running around, destroying villages? And which girl would now like to wear a ghagra choli?

"Even the so-called 'small town girls' now want to look modern and stylish. And people now travel by aeroplanes - tanga kahan chalta hai? So basically the setting is not right now, so doing a Sholay remake would be a very bad idea.

"That's the reason people didn't accept Ram Gopal Varma's movie."

The 62-year-old actress responded to the news that Karisma Kapoor will be re-enacting her original role in Soham Shah's remake of Satte Pe Satta, saying: "I'm sure she will do a good job of it."

Malini recently starred alongside Sholay co-star Amitabh Bachchan in Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap.

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