‘Vikram Vedha’ Hindi remake is touted to be one of the most talked-about films so far. Over the past few months, it was being reported that the film will be remade with Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles.
The Tamil film - ‘Vikram Vedha’ starring R Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi is one the biggest hits of 2017.
Earlier, it was Aamir Khan who was to be paired with Saif, however, Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist opted out of the film and Hrithik was roped in to replace the Dangal actor.
Now, the recent reports suggest that even Roshan has supposedly opted out of the Vikram Vedha remake, citing that he was not very keen on doing the film.
A recent Bollywood Hungama report quoted a source informing, Hrithik has backed out of the film and went for Disney+ Hotstar's adaptation of The Night Manager.
The source reportedly said "It is very confusing with Hrithik. Unless your movie is on the floors and he is shooting, you can never be assured that he will do the film. Hrithik had happily agreed to do the Vikram Vedha remake with Saif Ali Khan. The makers had worked out a schedule, locked the remuneration and everything was almost going as planned. But lockdown happened and now, Hrithik seems to have decided otherwise. He doesn't seem keen on doing the Vikram Vedha remake anymore.”
However, it seems the War actor does not seem to be interested in doing the film. While Hrithik was reported to play Vedha, Saif Ali Khan will be seen playing the cop, Vikram.
The title of the adaptation is yet to be locked and it will be helmed by the original director duo of Pushkar and Gayathri.
Earlier, there were reports that Hrithik chose the South remake over his digital debut but now, the source informs otherwise. Apart from Fighter and Krissh 4, Hrithik can allot dates to only one project and that is reportedly said to be the digital project.
“He begins shooting for Fighter sometime later this year and then he has dates for Krrish 4. So he could only allot dates for one more project and he is choosing to do the web series over Vikram Vedha. It is Madhu Mantena who apparently changed his mind on the same but nobody knows the real reason why he's suddenly become so unsure of the project,” the source added.
As reported earlier, Hrithik was the maker's first choice even before Aamir but had initially rejected the film because of date issues. The pandemic, however, cleared his calendar and gave him the time-space to come on board Vikram Vedha.