Himesh Reshammiya is not taking any chances.
After the disastrous fate of remakes like J P Dutt'a Umrao Jaan, and Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, the singer-turned-actor is making sure that his second film, Karzzzz -- a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1980 film -- starts off on a good note.
He has decided to seek the blessings of Rishi Kapoor, who starred in the original, before leaving for the film's 45-day shoot in South Africa on January 25.
According to sources, Ghai may also give his blessings for the new film.
Himesh has already composed eight songs for the film, including a number from the original.
Producer-director Inder Kumar's daughter, Shweta Kumar, will make her debut in this film. She will play Tina Munim's role. Urmila Matondkar will play Simi Garewal's character in the remake.
The film also stars Raj Babbar, Danny Denzongpa and Gulshan Grover, and will be directed by Satish Kaushik.