Kamal suggest Shahrukh for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu remake

Shahrukh Khan is in a dilemma. He has to choose between the remakes of two Tamil remakes, A R Murogadoss’ Ramanna and Gautham Menon’s Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu.
Both offer the picky superstar Khan a chance to do something he hasn’t done before. A South Indian remake with parts that he hasn’t tried before.

Says a source, “While Murugadoss’ film casts SRK as a social crusader, Menon’s film casts him as a cop, a role he has played just once in Shashilal Nair’s One 2 Ka 4 and that too a plain-clothed cop. SRK has never got a chance to get into khaki uniform. This, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu will let him do.”

Indeed, Gautham Menon informs that Shahrukh is the only choice for the Hindi remake of Vettaiyaadi Vilaiyaadi. Contrary to reports, Salman Khan is not up for consideration for the Hindi adaptation of the Gautham Menon’s 2006 Tamil hit Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu. It’s Shahrukh Khan all the way. Apparently, the mighty Kamal Haasan who played the role of the cop on the lookout for a serial killer in Tamil original, has expressed a keen interest in Shahrukh playing the role in the film’s Hindi version.

Says a source close to the project, “Kamalji is extremely fond of Shah Rukh. They go back a long way to the time when 12 years ago Shah Rukh agreed to do Kamalji’s Hey Ram free of cost. When director Gautham Menon who understandably respects Kamalji’s opinion asked the thespian who should play his role in the Hindi remake, Kamalji promptly gave Shahrukh’s name.”

So Shahrukh it is. Menon confirms this. Says the softspoken director, “I don’t know where these reports of Salman Khan being an option for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu are coming from. It’s Shahrukh Khan who’s the first and only choice. Kamalji played the part in the Tamil original. So Shahrukh seems the right candidate for the part.”

Kamal Haasan says, “Yes someone like Shahrukh would be right for the Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu remake.”

Interestingly, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu would explore the same dark noire cop-killer space as Aamir Khan’s Talaash.

A source close to the project tells us that the only reason Shahrukh has not given a final nod to Gautham Menon’s remake is because he wants to see how Talaash is received by the audience.


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