The iconic Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer stayed with people long after they left the theatres in 1971.

51 years after leaving its mark, film-maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee's classic 'Anand' is returning to invoke memories of the past.

The official classic remake is helmed by Sameer Raj Sippy, who is the grandson of the 1971's original producer NC Sippy, and Vikram Khakhar.

Sippy hasn't finalised the director or the cast of the film as it is still in the scripting stage.

The details with regards to the film's development and technical crew are under wraps. It will soon go into production after finalising its cast.

The film will be narrated keeping the new generation in mind.

Regarded as one of the finest films in Hindi cinema, the 1971 cult classic featured Khanna in the titular role of a terminally-ill cancer patient, Anand Sehgal

And the Big B as Dr Bhaskar, fondly called 'Babumoshai' by Khanna's character.