With work already in process for Salman Khan’s upcoming film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ helmed by Farhad Samji, there have been rumours that the film is a remake of Ajith Kumar’s Tamil film ‘Veeram’. Incidentally, speculation has been rife that Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming film ‘Bachchan Pandey’ also directed by the same duo, is a remake of the same film.
Clarifying the remake’s position, a source told PinkVilla, “Salman was offered the film by Farhad Samji and he loved the concept of the film. It’s got a very emotional Hindu-Muslim angle to the film and is a story about four brothers. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is a remake of Ajith starrer Veeram. The makers had bought the rights to the Tamil film and were planning to make it. They have tweaked the story a bit to suit the title and the pan-India audience. When Salman heard the story, he immediately agreed to be part of this film.”
Elaborating further on the scripts confusion of the two films, the source added, “Initially, Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchan Pandey was supposed to be a remake of Veeram and was titled Land of Lungi in the beginning. But then, they decided to alter the script and now, Bachchan Pandey is a remake of Jigarthanda, the remake rights of which also lied with NGE. Then, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali was written as a remake of Veeram, which will now star Salman instead of Akshay.”