Irrfan refuses to do Masoom remake!

Filmmaker Bedobrata Pain, who has been asked by producer Himesh Reshammiya to remake Shekhar Kapoor's Masoom, was finding it difficult to sign his lead stars. And only after reworking the script that he managed to cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Shabana Azmi and Abhishek Bachchan in Naseeruddin Shah's role.
However, the director's original choice for Shabana's role was Vidya Balan and was keen to cast Irrfan in Naseer's role. Bedobrata specially felt that Irrfan is similar to what Naseer was 25 years back.
On the mention of remaking Masoom, Naseer said that no one can improve the 1983 film. Even Irrfan shared the similar views, by refusing to play Naseer's role and told the director, "No one can improve on what Naseerbhai did in the original Masoom."
Likewise, Vidya who has idolised Shabana, also refused to be drawn into the Masoom remake.

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