Guess who's starring in the Hindi remake of Chef?

A Bollywood biggie has been roped in to star in the remake of Jon Favreau's hit


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Remember the Hollywood film Chef, written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau? Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment have announced a Hindi remake, starring Saif Ali Khan in the title role. The film will reportedly be distributed and released by Eros Worldwide.

A press release quoted Favreau as saying, "I'm delighted to see Chef get an Indian remake. I'm excited to see how this personal film translates to the Indian culture. The themes of food, music and family should resonate well." Vikram Malhotra, Founder and CEO of Abundantia, added, "Ever since I first saw Chef, I knew that this film had to be made in India. Charming relationships, a feel-good story and a unique journey of self-discovery make Chef the ideal film to bring alive in an Indian context. Add to that the blazing spirit of entrepreneurship and the rapidly evolving food scene in India and the context for a Hindi remake is brilliantly set. We are proud and honoured that an icon of Hollywood like Jon Favreau has chosen us to take forward his passion-project in another part of the world. I am also delighted that one of the finest actors in our country, Saif Ali Khan, will helm the title role in the Hindi version". 

Apparently, work on the remake has already begun and a script adapted to the Indian palate is already underway.