Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who attempted the remake of the timeless movie as 'Aag' with Amitabh Bachchan, south star Mohanlal, Ajay Devgan, Prashant Raj Sachdev and Sushmita Sen, drew a lot of flak and the movie failed at the box office miserably.
"It is a world full of challenges... they can get the rights... and if one thinks they can make a better film they should go ahead and make it. Those who have made (remake), have failed. I had advised him (RGV) not to make it," Sippy said in an interview here.
"Even I haven't dared to touch it again as people still remember the original 'Sholay'. It is inadvisable to remake it," he said.
"While I was making the film I did not think it will have such an impact on audience. Our intention was to make a good film and we worked very hard for it. It had so many firsts-- big talented actors coming together, we had action guys coming from England and Italy and others," Sippy said.
Sippy, who released the film on August 15, 1975 took quite a lot of time to make 'Sholay' as he wanted everything to be perfect. It was shot in the rocky terrain of Ramanagar, in the southern state of Karnataka, over a span of two and a half years.


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