By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Apr 14, 2021 – 17:30 hrs IST
Now it is confirmed that Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan will be seen in the lead roles in the Hindi remake of the superhit Tamil film Vikram Vedha. The Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha will be directed by the director duo of Pushkar and Gayatri, who also directed the original Tamil film. While Hrithik Roshan will play the role of gangster Vedha, Saif will play Vikram as a police officer. Presently the film is in pre-production stage.
Why did Aamir Khan leave the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha?
Initially, Aamir Khan was supposed to play the role of gangster Vedha in the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha but then he decided to walk out of the film. While there was no concrete reason for opting out of the film, some media reports said that Aamir Khan was not satisfied with the script of the film. and when Bollywood Hungama When I found out about this, an exclusive reason for Aamir’s leaving the film came to the fore.
A source close to the film told us on the condition of anonymity, “Aamir loved the original Tamil film Vikram Vedha and hence the idea of the Hindi remake of Neeraj Pandey, Reliance and the director duo of Pushkar and Gayatri. shared with. Aamir wanted to make it as a gang war based gangster drama in Hong Kong so that the film could make its way in the Chinese market as well. , Indian audiences would get to see this kind of story for the first time.”
Reasons for souring in India-China relations
After this the creative team of the film started working on the script and had several meetings with Aamir regarding the script and narration. Aamir was quite happy with the way the script of the film was shaping up. In fact, Aamir’s idea was to make the first Indian film that would really appeal to neighboring Asian countries as well. And for this, he saw that thing in Vikram Vedha, so he also started working on it. “But in 2020, when the corona virus wreaked havoc, it was followed by the Galwan Valley incident in Ladakh that soured India-China relations. Due to all this, Aamir was left with no other option but to exit the film.
Hrithik Roshan was the first choice
After the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha was out, the makers again approached Hrithik Roshan for the character of Vedha. Because Hrithik was the first choice of the makers for the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha but he refused to do it due to the dates issue. But then his shoot calendar got changed due to the pandemic and he got a chance to do it so Hrithik said yes to it. The source added, “He really liked the script of the film and especially his negative role, which he wanted to play for a long time. So he agreed to do it.”
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