Pati Patni Aur Woh First Pic: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday make for one irresistible love triangle

Helmed by Mudassar Aziz, 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' will give a contemporary spin to the Sanjeev Kumar’s 1978 film

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Pati Patni Aur Woh First Pic: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday make for one irresistible love triangle

Sanjeev Kumar's 1978 comedy 'Pati, Patni Aur Woh' is up for a remake. The modern version of BR Chopra directorial will feature Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday in the lead. It will be helmed by Mudassir Aziz, who has previously directed films such as 'Dulha Mil Gaya', 'Happy Bhag Jayegi' and 'Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi'.

The remake has been making headlines for the past few days - first for Kartik and Ananya's frequent spottings and second  because of Taapsee Pannu allegedly being dropped from the film. 

The producers and the cast shared the first photos of the film on Saturday. It shows Kartik sharing an intense eye lock with Bhumi while he also holds on to Ananya. 

Produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-series, Juno Chopra and Abhay Chopra of BR Studios; Pati Patni Aur Woh's core narrative will remain the same, but some changes will be made in the script to make it more contemporary and topical. The climax of the film, we hear, is also being reworked on.

Juno Chopra said in a statement: “Pati Patni Aur Woh was widely accepted when it was released and we believe that the subject still has the power to draw the audience to the theatres. We have treated it with a modern touch now and have a fantastic team to take our vision forward.”

“Juno, Abhay and Mudassar have given an interesting tweak to the story that matches today’s times. Kartik, Bhumi and Ananya are new age actors who are talented and add their spark to the story. We have worked with Kartik in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and we are glad that we are working again. Bhumi has proven what a fantastic actor she is while Ananya is new, but audiences will fall in love with her. The film will so have great music,” Bhushan Kumar said in a statement. 

The 1978 film revolved around how the lives of a married couple Ranjeet (Sanjeev Kumar) and Sharda (Vidya Sinha) changed after he gets a stunning secretary Nirmala (Ranjeeta Kaur) in office. DNA After Hrs was the first to tell you that Ananya will reprise the role of Ranjeeta Kumar while Bhumi will play Kartik's wife in the film. 

"The makers wanted someone cute as well as glamorous for the part and Ananya fit the bill. When the script was narrated to her, she was in splits and gave bulk dates, almost immediately,” a source earlier told DNA After Hrs.

Speaking of Kartik's casting, an insider informed, “He was the top contender for the male lead as he’s popular with the youth today. The makers wanted a hero, who has a boy-next-door vibe and is also great with comedy, since it’s a humorous take on extra-marital affairs. So, the Sonu Ke Titu Ke Sweety actor was their first choice. Kartik and Ananya have already done a few readings together.” 

This week, Taapsee claimed that she agreed to the project verbally and even blocked her dates, but the producers "vanished" suddenly. The producers admitted to approaching Taapsee for one of the leading roles. However, they denied making any commitment to Taapsee.

In a joint statement, the producers said, "The versatile actress Taapsee Pannu was one of the many actresses we had approached for one of the leading ladies in the film. However, we as producers have never made any commitment to her. We would like to clarify that our casting was purely done on the basis of who suited the characters to the tee. Taapsee is an extremely talented actress and we would love to work with her in future. We will soon make the official announcement for the final cast of Pati Patni Aur Woh," they added.

The film goes on floors in February.

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