Actors Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan will feature in Hindi remake of a Tamil superhit film ‘Vikram Vedha’ which released in 2017. The original film starred R. Madhavan as righteous police officer Vikram while Vijay Sethupathi played the gangster Vedha.
In the Hindi remake, Hrithik will play the role of a gangster while Khan will essay the role of a cop. The film draws from the ancient lore of Vikram-Betaal, where a wily gangster manages to escape every time a determined cop nabs him, by narrating a new story drawn from his own life.
Makers of the film haven’t made any official announcement of the film but film trade analyst Ramesh Bala revealed the big news on his Twitter handle, he wrote, “#VikramVedha Hindi casting.. @iHrithik to do @VijaySethuOffl role.. #SaifAliKhan to do @ActorMadhavan role..Fantastic casting.”
Earlier superstar Aamir Khan was expected to play the character of Vedha. However, as per reports, Aamir recently backed out of the project, and Hrithik was roped in to play the character.
The Bollywood remake will be directed by filmmaker duo Pushkar-Gayathri, who also helmed the Tamil original. The film, backed by Neeraj Panday, is expected to go on floors soon.
Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan have earlier shared screen space together in a romantic drama film ‘Na Tum Jaano Na Hum’ along with Esha Deol in 2002.
Hrithik Roshan was last seen in the 2019 blockbuster hit ‘War’, co-starring Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor. He was also starred in the film Super 30, last year.
Saif Ali Khan was last seen onscreen in Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi starrer ‘Dil Bechara’.
He will next be seen in a web series titled ‘Tandav’ along with Dino Morea, Sunil Grover, Gauahar Khan, Amyra Dastur, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Anup Soni, Hitten Tejwani, Paresh Pahuja and Shonali Nagrani and many others.
‘Tandav’ will stream on Amazon Prime Videos from January 15, 2021.