They raked in very high profits for the Tamil blockbuster Vettai. And so, it is no surprise that UTV have reportedly decided to remake the film in Hindi.
However, the production house’s casting plans for the Hindi version have come as a shock. In the original, Madhavan and Arya play brothers – one who is peace loving and an overall good person and the other a ruffian. And now for the Hindi version, Mumbai Mirror has learnt that UTV are keen to cast the untried star-pair – Shah Rukh Khan and Imran Khan – in the lead roles.
However, according to a source close to the developments, Madhavan, who has made a name for himself in Tamil and Hindi cinema, is keen on essaying his character in the remake. “But UTV, who have earned huge profits with the Tamil film, would rather take the remake further with two big stars in the lead roles. And since Shah Rukh and Imran have shied away from remakes of South Indian films, the production house feels that the novelty factor of their pairing will add to the edge of the remake,” added the source.
When contacted, Siddharth Roy Kapoor of UTV was noncommittal about the pairing and simply said, “Nothing has been finalised yet. It’s too early to talk about the details. But we’re definitely considering remaking our Tamil production Vettai in Hindi, since it’s a huge success down south.”Imran Khan Madhavan Shah Rukh Khan Vettai