Shah Rukh Khan likely to star in the Hindi version of Vikram Vedha
Director duo Pushkar-Gayatri’s Vikram Vedha is still continuing it’s successful theatrical run. Upon its release on July 21, the movie garnered praise from all corners and soon became the talk of the town. The movie starring Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the titular roles won excellent reviews from the critics as well as the common audience.
The smashing success of Vikram Vedha triggered talks about its remake in other languages. According to latest reports, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment have expressed their interest to remake the movie in Hindi. It is said that Y Not Studios, who funded the original, will be collaborating with the Bollywood giant for the remake.
Y Not Studios had tweeted last day, “We have not sold the remake rights of Vikram Vedha in any language. We have plans of producing it ourselves. Official announcement soon. Tx”
Since, they have not denied SRK’s involvement in the remake, speculations are still rife about him co-producing and starring in the movie. It is also worth a mention that it was Shah Rukh Khan who launched the trailer of the original from his Twitter account. It is still not sure which role he would be playing in the movie – the forthight cop Vikram or the ruthless gangster Vedha.
Vikram Vedha is inspired from the popular folklore Vikram Betal. The basic concept is borrowed from there and placed in an engaging cat and mouse game between a police officer and a gangster. Madhavan played the tough and cop Vikram and Vijay Sethupathy essayed the role of Vedha, a gangster with grey shades. Both the actors won widespread appreciation for their fabulous perfomance.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan is shooting for Anand L Rai’s yet-to-be-titled movie in which he is playing a dwarf. His last release Jab Harry Met Sejal tanked miserably at the box office. So the actor will itching to get back to winning ways very soon.