Chennai, Feb 8 (): Bollywood superstar Salman Khan might play the role of Ajith in the Hindi remake of Tamil box office hit movie Veeram, reports from Mumbai say.
Director Siva is reported to be staying in Mumbai and discussing with Salman Khan on the remake of the Ajith starrer Veeram in Hindi. It is said that director and producer Pritish Nandy has acquired the remaking rights of ‘Veeram’ and wanted to cast Salman Khan in the lead.
In a recent press meet that was held on behalf of his latest Hindi film Jai Ho, Salman Khan has stated that he is not opposed to act in the remakes of South Indian films. He had done a lot of South remakes in the recent years. His Wanted, Ready, Bodyguard, Jai Ho and his forthcoming Kick are the remakes of successful movies made in South. So, the actor is likely to give a nod for the project. Jacqueline Fernandes has been finalized to play the role played by Tamannah in the Tamil version.
Sources say that Siva camping in Mehboob Studios in Mumbai is in discussion to make the necessary changes in the script to cater to the taste and likings of Bollywood fans.
Salman Khan, if he says yes to the project it will be the first time the actor is doing a role played by south actor Ajith. Earlier, he featured in the Hindi remake of Malayalam film Bodyguard, the Tamil version of which was titled as Kavalan and had Vijay doing the main role.
Ajith Kumar’s Veeram is an action entertainer, which has lots of entertaining elements in it. The film received good response from both mass and class audience. While the action part mesmerised the masses, the storyline was appreciated by class section audience.
Veeram is the story of four brothers, in which Ajith plays the role of elder brother, who is caring and protective of his younger brothers.