E Niwas is going to a film with name Gumnaam but it is not a remake of old one. Presently, the copyright of 1965’s Gumnaam are with Pravesh Sippy, son of NN Sippy, producer of the 1965’s Gumnaam. Pravesh Sippy didn’t sell the rights to make the film as he was planning to direct his late father’s production. About copyright issue about film Gumnaam (1965), a source disclosed to a daily, “The director and his producer Jayantilal Gada had a joint narration about their film with Pravesh. After hearing their subject, set against the backdrop of a reality show, Pravesh was convinced that it’s not a remake of his late father’s production. that the director and his producer Jayantilal Gada had a joint narration about their film with Pravesh. After hearing their subject, set against the backdrop of a reality show, Pravesh was convinced that it’s not a remake of his late father’s production.”
Jayantilal Gada verified the tale and revealed the tabloid, “Yes, I’m planning a film called Gumnaam – The Game of Unknown. It’s a murder mystery but with a completely fresh story. Our legal team is handling that. Though our film is also a murder mystery, it isn’t a remake of NN Sippy’s Gumnaam. We have just used the title, but it’s a different plot altogether.”
There were rumors that Big B has been approached for the role. Another source disclosed, “Mr Bachchan has liked the idea. But he has not locked his dates for the film as he is already committed to a few projects. He’s trying to figure out if he can fit this movie in his date diary. Everyone’s awaiting his approval because it’s only after his confirmation that the other cast members will be finalised.”
The media source also revealed that Akshaye Khanna has also been approached for the role. “Akshaye has just done Ittefaq which was also a suspense thriller, so he’s taking time to give his nod to the project; though he knows he won’t be playing a sleuth in this one but will be one of the prime suspects,” revealed the source.
For the female leads, the team has spoken to Swara Bhaskar and Shriya Saran. “Swara had given her verbal nod when she was first approached for this film. Later, Shriya too confirmed in principle for it,” revealed the source.
When the tabloid questioned Jayantilal, why there has been no pronouncement. To this, he revealed, “Since it’s a multi-starrer, everyone’s dates are being worked out currently. E Niwas will take the final call on the casting. We haven’t signed anyone yet, but once everyone is locked, we will announce the film and go on floors.”