Hrithik Roshan to opt out of Vikram Vedha remake
It was reported that Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan would be starring in the Hindi remake of the 2017 Tamil superhit film ‘Vikram Vedha’. Though actors like Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were initially rumoured to be part of the film, it was later confirmed that Hrithik and Saif will be playing the leads. However, it is now learnt that Hrithik is opting out of the project.
Apparently, the star has signed a web series — Disney+ Hotstar’s adaptation of ‘The Night Manager’ — and is more keen to work on that project. Hrithik’s schedule is so packed that he can allot dates to only one project and that is reportedly said to be the web series. Apart from that, he also also has ‘Fighter’ with Sidharth Anand and ‘Krissh 4’ coming up.
The Hindi remake of ‘Vikram Vedha’ was supposed to be helmed by Pushkar-Gayathri duo, who directed the original as well. The Tamil version had R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi as the central characters. While Madhavan played a forthright cop’s role, Vijay Sethupathi essayed the part of a grey-shaded gangster. In the Hindi version, Hrithik was supposed to play the gangster role and Saif in the role of the cop. With the former backing out, it remains to be seen who the makers will be approaching next