Hrithik Roshan was apparently signed to star in Farah Khan and Rohit Shetty’s remake of ‘Satte Pe Satta’ (1982) but the latest news suggests that he’s now happy with the new script and has therefore opted out of the film.
“Anushka is still on board but Hrithik has apparently told Farah that he still has reservations with the altered script,” said a source, as quoted by Pinkvilla. “The problems started from the time when Farah and Rohit failed to crack a deal with the original makers of Satte Pe Satta for the remake rights. The Sippy family refused to give away the rights at the price Rohit wanted to buy. They asked to the tune of Rs 2-3 crore, which the entire team felt was a lot. So, they instead got the remake rights for the Hollywood film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – a 1954 film that Satte Pe Satta was adapted from. Farah’s film will now be titled Seven”.
Roshan is thought to have wanted to leave at this point. The source continued, “The whole dynamics of the plotline changed when they didn’t get rights to the Hindi original. Hrithik wasn’t keen on doing a film that’s adapted from the English film and hence told Farah and Rohit to look for someone else. Anushka, on the other hand, is still on board while the two directors are currently scouting for an actor who can headline the project”.
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