Sonam Kapoor-Fawad Khan starrer ‘Khoobsurat’ teaser is here

21 July-2014, FP: Khoobsurat features Sonam Kapoor and the Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in lead roles. For those who have watched Mukherjee’s much-loved comedy starring Rekha, Ashok Kumar, Dina Pathak and Rakesh Roshan in the major roles, you might have noticed a few differences.

Sonam Kapoor-Fawad Khan starrer ‘Khoobsurat’ teaser is here

Sonam Kapoor-Fawad Khan starrer 'Khoobsurat' teaser is here

In the new Khoobsurat, there’s a fortress instead of a home, suits of armour and a physiotherapist (among other things). Speaking about the film in an interview, Sonam Kapoor said that, “The spirit is the same (of both the films). The characters are also the same. But the milieu and circumstances have been changed…”. Fair warning that the remake won’t be like the original. Instead, what we seem to have got is a cocktail of the old Khoobsurat and Disney’s The Princess Diaries.

The trailer of the much talked about remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Khoobsurat is here. Take a look:

Sonam Kapoor plays the role of Dr Mili Chakravarty, a clumsy and loud physiotherapist. She smiles, stumbles, tries to look as wide-eyed as a Disney cartoon character and channels the cuteness of the 16-year-old bimbo.
There are some signficant similarities between Mili in the film and Kapoor in real life. Both have fashionable wardrobes. Both like taking selfies. Both seem to have a talent for putting their feet in their mouths. While Kapoor is already famous for being a smart mouth, Chakravarty too doesn’t seem far behind with lines like ” gande gande khayal aa rahe hai tumko dekhkar!” and ” Tum prince ho? tum bilkul prince jaise nahi dikhte.”
The prince in question is played Fawad Khan, outfitted in the cravats and Nehru jackets that we expect royalty to wear, thanks to Raghavendra Rathore’s fashion shows. Needless to say, Mili and Prince are going to fall in love. With Honey Singh songs as accompaniment.
Kirron Kher reprise her role of loud Punjabi mother and seems to be excellent at it, even if she does sound exactly as she did in Dostana for instance. (Did you know Kher has actually done a film titled Mummy Punjabi?) In contrast to her casual but close relationship with Kapoor is the other mother-child relationship between Khan and his mother, played by Ratna Pathak Shah. Shah is reprising the role played by her mother, Dina Pathak, in Mukherjee’s Khoobsurat.
Khoobsurat has been produced by Disney and Anil and Rhea Kapoor and releases on 19 September.