It was reported a few weeks ago on BizAsiaLive.com that Shah Rukh Khan was keen to remake the R Madavan Tamil hit ‘Vikram Vedha’, however it now seems the plans have been scrapped.
A source told DNA India, “R Madhavan, who acted in Vikram Vedha, brought the film to Shah Rukh, who initially seemed interested in remaking it. But currently, that plan has been put on the back burner. Shah Rukh isn’t remaking Vikram Vedha anymore.”
Apparently, Madhavan wanted Khan to play the lead role as he did in the original but King Khan had other thoughts. The source said, “Shah Rukh loved Vijay Sethupathi’s character (Vedha — the gangster). He found Vedha more edgy and interesting. After watching the film, he knew that if he remade it, he would play the grey character of Vedha.”
The source added, “There were two things. Although Shah Rukh loved the film, it’s an extremely layered and risky project to be made in Hindi. Plus, since SRK wanted to play the gangster who eventually turns out to be a hero, the space is very similar to his Fan where you end up sympathising with the film’s villain. So, at least for now, Shah Rukh is not remaking it.”
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