After “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”, another Tamil superhit is on its way to be remade in Hindi. Hindustan Times says “Vikram Vedha” is going to be remade in Hindi and in all likelihood it will star Shah Rukh Khan.
According to a report in Bollywoodlife, Shah Rukh Khan has bagged the remake rights of the movie where he will play one of the leads. It is not clear which role he will essay -- the no-nonsense cop played by R Madhavan or the storytelling villain played by Vijay Sethupathi in the original.
The report further says that Shah Rukh will begin work on the film after he finishes his commitments with Anand L Rai's film, where he is playing a dwarf.
The makers of “Vikram Vedha”, however, have denied any such deal. They tweeted to say: “We have not sold the remake rights of Vikram Vedha in any language. We have plans of producing it ourselves. Official announcement soon. Tx”
Shah Rukh Khan's luck with the box office has run into rough weather of late. He hasn't had a big hit for a while. While “Fan” and Imtiaz Ali's “Jab Harry Met Sejal” bombed at the box office, “Dear Zindagi” and “Raees” just about managed to scrap through.
“Vikram Vedha”, however, did good business. The film, which released on July 21, collected Rs 50 crore by August, an IANS report said. This, despite the fact, that Tamil Nadu film industry has been reeling under the shock of the 30% entertainment tax levied by the Tamil Nadu government in addition to 28% GST.
Source: Hindustan Times