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Lal Jose eyeing Bollywood with 'Diamond Necklace' remake

Lal Jose eyeing Bollywood with Diamond Necklace remake

Chennai: After giving four back-to-back hits in Malayalam cinema, popular director Lal Jose is in talks to remake his Fahad Fazil starrer 'Diamond Necklace' in Bollywood.

Jose struck gold at the box office in these one-and-a-half years with 'Diamond Necklace', Prithviraj-starrer 'Ayalum Njanum Thammil' in 2012, Mammooty starrer 'Immanuel' and more recently with 'Pullipuliyam Aatinkuttiyum' (Kunchako Bobban), which was set against the backdrop of Kuttanad, Kerala's rice bowl in Alappuzha district.

The director also won the Filmfare and South Indian International Movie awards for best director in Malayalam for 'Ayalum Njanum Thammil.'

"Nothing has been finalised as of now," Jose told PTI when asked about the Hindi remake of 'Diamond Necklace'.

Jose has delivered bigger hits in his career, starting starting with his debut film in 1998 Mammooty starrer 'Oru Maravathur Kanavu' but there have been failures also.

"This is the first time that I had four hits in a row. Hope this will continue. I think when the planning becomes right, my likes and convictions are in sync with the majority of the people, the film becomes a hit," Jose said.

The director is currently busy giving shape to his 20th film '7 Sundara Raathrikal' (Seven Beautiful Nights) starring Dilip, Murali Gopi, Rima Kallingal and newcomer Parvathy Nambiar.

"Everything is going at breakneck speed. Editing and shooting are going in parallel. The plan is to release it on December 20," Jose said.

The director will be completing 25 years in the industry next year having started his career as assistant to director Kamal in 1989.

During the over two-decade period, Jose says he was enamoured of scripting by well-known actor Srinivasan and inspired by the visual treatment of S Kumar.


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