Korean Blockbuster 'My Girlfriend Is An Agent' to Get Bollywood Remake

3:20 AM PST 11/16/2011 by Nyay Bhushan
Lotte Entertainment

Project will be directorial debut for well-known choreographer Bosco and coproduced by UTV Motion Pictures along with "Rockstar" director Imtiaz Ali.

NEW DELHI – Leading banner UTV Motion Pictures announced that it will produce the official Hindi remake of 2009 Korean blockbuster My Girlfriend Is An Agent. The as-yet-untitled project will be the debut directorial venture by Bosco, one half of well-known Bollywood choreographer duo Bosco-Caeser. Imtiaz Ali – currently riding high with the success of his latest film Rockstar – will serve as the film's creative producer while his wife Preety will be co-producer via their newly setup PI Films banner.

Details about the film's cast are still to be announced.

My Girlfriend Is An Agent set new box office records in South Korea opening at number one and staying in the top 10 for nine consecutive weeks. Directed by Shin Tae-Ra and starring Kim Ha-Neul and Kang Ji-hwan, the film tells an endearing story of two spies, once in love but now at each other’s throats, on a mission to stop a Russian crime group from stealing an advanced chemical weapon.
 
“From the day our team at UTV saw MGIAA, we knew it was a film we just had to remake in Hindi. The characters of the two main leads are so endearing and the situations they find themselves in so hilarious, that it’s the perfect recipe for an action rom-com!” said UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur.

“It is very exciting. It seems like full on fun – both the film and the making. A crazy, high energy no holds barred roller coaster with this highly huggable hero and highly hyper heroine,” added Ali.

Meanwhile, UTVMP has also acquired the movie rights of best-selling gen-next Indian author Chetan Bhagat's latest novel Revolution 2020 which has already sold about 800,000 copies in its first month. Bhagat – who was in Time magazine's 2010 list of the world's 100 most influential people – has seen each of his novels turned into films. The highest grossing film in Indian cinema hisotry, 2009 release 3 Idiots, was based on Bhagat's debut novel Five Point Someone while his later works like 2 States and 3 Mistakes of My Life are also slated to be made into movies by leading production houses.

While cast and crew details for Revolution 2020 are still to be announced, the film will revolve around its three central characters – Gopal, Raghav and female lead Aarti - whose destinies are intertwined as they struggle to find love and success.  “The issues Bhagat deals with in the book are those today's youth will instantly relate to and identify with. We're very excited to work with him on making a great film from what we all believe is a great book,” said Kapur.

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