Is Shah Rukh Khan's next film Hindi remake of R Madhavan's Tamil film Vikram Vedha?
Shah Rukh Khan has one big upcoming project — Aanand L Rai's 'dwarf' film where he stars with Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. It is a highly anticipated film, as Khan will be playing a character who is three-feet tall, and heavy VFX effects will be used to make the actors look like midgets. It is also said to have a social message; it will celebrate the differently abled.
This film is slated to release on Christmas 2018. It is now being speculated that in the run-up to this film, he will be working on another project. Reports suggest that this film is the Hindi remake of R Madhavan's Tamil film Vikram Vedha.
Some reports stated that Khan has bought the rights to the film, but the studio confirmed that no such deal has been signed. Incidentally, he had released the trailer of the Tamil film a few months ago.
We have not sold the remake rights of VikramVedha in any language. We have plans of producing it ourselves. Official announcement soon. Tx
— Y Not Studios (@StudiosYNot) September 23, 2017
It is not yet known if Khan will play Madhavan's police man who has shades of grey or Vijay Sethupathi's villain.
Vikram Vedha, directed by duo Gayatri-Pushkar, was received well by critics. It was praised for presenting two characters who were equally flawed and could not be compartmentalised into good and bad categories, as well as its climax.
This trend of pursuing smaller budget films in the middle of larger projects is not a new one. Alia Bhatt, fresh off the release of Badrinath Ki Dulhania had signed on Ayan Mukerji's Dragon with Ranbir Kapoor and Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy with Ranveer Singh, both of which are not expected to release in the near future. She then signed Meghna Gulzar's Raazi, where she plays a Kashmiri spy. She stars opposite Vicky Kaushal, who will play an army officer in the film.
Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 16:17:40 IST
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