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Bhranti Bilas was remade in 1968 as the musical comedy Do Dooni Char, which in turn was later remade as Angoor.
In this version, a group of school children are attending a puppet performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream when they are drawn into the story and become the characters, dressed in Elizabethan costumes.
The film, inspired by the play, prominently features a modern interpretation of the play put on in a private high school in a small town.
Neither of these plays was successful, but Welles considered portraying Falstaff to be his life's ambition and turned the project into a film.
In order to get initial financing, Welles lied to producer Emiliano Piedra about intending to make a version of Treasure Island, and keeping the film funded during its production was a constant struggle.
The play was translated into Māori in 1945 by Pei Te Hurinui Jones, and his translation is used for the film.