Sadiq Khan shared that he needs Bollywood to remake the traditional hit Amar Akbar Anthony (1977). The movie was directed by Manmohan Desai.
Amar Akbar Anthony follows the story of the three titular brothers. They’re separated at childhood and go on to steer totally different lives.
The traditional stars Vinod Khanna (Amar Khanna), Rishi Kapoor (Akbar Ilahabadi) and Amitabh Bachchan (Anthony Gonsalves).
A spotlight of the plot is that the three of them find yourself following totally different faiths, regardless of being born in the identical household.
Sadiq Khan defined that that is the explanation why a remake of the movie could be apt for London.
He stated: “I’ve a proposal to Bollywood.
“Please redo Amar Akbar Anthony within the UK as a result of we’ve a Christian king, a Muslim mayor, and a Hindu Prime Minister.
“I’d get to play Amitabh Bachchan’s half!”
Mr Khan grew up in Tooting, London, which is an ethnically various residential space within the south of London.
He delved into London’s recognition as a filming location for Bollywood movies:
“London is the primary place for Bollywood movies to be filmed and for individuals to come back and put money into.
“I’m wanting ahead to Indians coming right here as college students, as vacationers, as buyers, and for areas for Bollywood motion pictures.
“One of many the explanation why London is the best metropolis on the planet is as a result of Indians have chosen to make it their residence.
“These are Londoners who’ve gone on to develop into docs, enterprise individuals, politicians, chemists, pharmacists, scientists, journalists and so forth.
“Our variety is a energy. London is a spot the place you may fulfil your potential. I name it the London Promise.”
A spread of fashionable Bollywood movies have been shot in London.
These embody Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).
Amar Akbar Anthony was one of many highest-grossing Bollywood movies of its time.
Amitabh Bachchan’s function as Anthony Gonsalves proved immensely fashionable together with his speedy dialogue.
For the movie, Amitabh additionally gained the ‘Greatest Actor’ accolade on the 1978 Filmfare Awards.
The movie additionally featured Shabana Azmi (Lakshmi), Parveen Babi (Jenny) and Neetu Singh (Salma) as love pursuits for the three males.
Nirupa Roy starred because the mom Bharati, whereas Pran essayed the daddy Kishanlal.
Sadiq Khan known as the cult movie “a traditional” with “an ideal story”.