It’s normal to see Bollywood films being remakes of cinema from around the world. However, Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam starrer ‘Kaabil’, which released earlier this year, will see a Hollywood remake, BizAsiaLive.com has learnt.
Sanjay Gupta, who directed the film, was accused of copyright infringement but Roshan has indeed been approached by 20th Century Fox to acquire rights of the film. Mid-Day reports Gupta stating, “It’s true that Fox, through Tomas Jegeus [president, Fox International Productions], has approached Hrithik. Even though the developments are too premature to talk about at this moment, it is an honour for the team. What is also exciting is that Kaabil has been declared the best film of [the first half of] 2017 via an online poll. So, it’s a double win for us”.
A meeting between Roshan and the studio has already taken place. A source confirmed, “Before he jetted off to New York, Hrithik was pleasantly surprised to get a call from Tomas, who wanted to buy the remake rights of Kaabil. They feel the film is a pure entertainer and has all the ingredients for a great Hollywood film. Hrithik will discuss the matter with his father when he is back”.
‘Kaabil’ saw Roshan and Gautam play blind characters.