Kamal Haasan chooses Shahrukh Khan over Salman Khan for south remake

Thu, January 26, 2012 11:00am UTC by 27 Comments
Kamal Haasan chooses Shahrukh Khan over Salman Khan for south remake

If Kamal Haasan had his way, superstar Shahrukh Khan will be the only actor to step into his shoes for the Hindi remake of Gautham Menon’s Tamil film Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu

Shahrukh Khan is currently in a dilemma as he has to choose between the remakes of two Tamil films – Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu and AR Murugadoss’s Ramanna. Both offer the picky King Khan a chance to do something he hasn’t done before – a south Indian remake with parts that he hasn’t tried before.“While Murugadoss’s 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. SRK has never got a chance to get into khaki uniform. This, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu will let him do,” said a source. Kamal Haasan, who played the role of the cop on the lookout for a serial killer in the original movie Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, has expressed keen interest in Shahrukh reprising the role in the film’s Hindi version. “Kamalji is extremely fond of Shahrukh. They go back a long way to the time when 12 years ago SRK 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,” said a source close to the project.

Menon confirmed his eagerness to cast SRK and said, “I don’t know where these reports of Salman Khan being an option for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu are coming from. It’s Shahrukh Khan, who is the first and only choice. Kamalji played the part in the Tamil original. So SRK seems the right candidate for the part.” There is another reason why Salman was eliminated early from the race to play the cop in Menon’s film. Salman has already done the khaki bit several times over.” Shahrukh in khaki is a novelty. Salman has been there and done it many times. Shahrukh is our man for the part,” repeated the source. Apparently, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu will explore the same dark noire cop-killer space as Aamir Khan’s Talaash. A source close to the project says that the only reason Shahrukh has not given a final nod to Menon’s remake is because he wants to see how Talaash is received by the audiences.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • RAHUL

    SALMAN SE ACHHA KOI COP NAHI BAN SAKTA

    • Rehan

      Actually the best cop by far is Akshay Kumar. Salman Khan is a good actor but does not suit the role of a police man. All the best to Shahrukh and Aamir.

      • FAZAL

        are koi kitna bhi keh lo badshah toh badshah hi hota hai…jab srk don ka role kar sakta hai obvsly he can do a great job even being a cop …..lekin body aur achi banaeto acha rehta

  • Harold

    SRK did not do South Indian Remake? Wahte a joke…!!! I don’t how these people (so called journalist) get job without haaving proper knowledge..!! And these morons don’t even think to do a little research before publishing an article..!! How any one can forget that ‘Swades’ was a Remake of Kannada Film ‘Chigurida Kanasu’ and ‘Paheli’ was the Remake of ‘Nagamandala’ (again a Kannada Film). Or the author wants to say that Kannada languages films are not South Indian films??? South India means only Tamil & Telugu??

    • George

      ‘Billu’ was also a Malayalam Remake.

    • beb

      ahhh…nothing new!! south indians are somehow invincible to north indians!!

    • vijay

      srk is the orignal actor he do not copy or remake of southindian movies

  • sajith

    Shahrukh please do the film.It will be yet another feather in
    your clowns cap.The silliest cop chasing killers movie ever made.

    • Anirudh

      @sajith: it is not silly u dumbfu*k… Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu is one of d best cop movies to be ever made in india.. according to many better than even Gautham Menon’s own kaakha kaakha.. njoy ur non brainers like Dabangg, bodyguard n stuff.. leave d these kind of movies to d thinkin kind..

  • ADIL

    SHARHUKH COP MA ACHA LAGE GA AUR INSHAALLAH HIT HO GA…
    SALMAN SIRF CHICHORAPAN ACHA KERTA HEY ACTING NAHI…

    SHAHRUKH ACT BEST IN THE WORLD……….
    BEST OF LUCK SHAHJI

  • shahrukh

    sallllu is the bestttt!

  • Shivam

    cop ka roal mai bhi kar sakta hun
    agr aap chahe to mujhe salect kar sakte hain.
    facebook par meri id daal kar meri photo aap dekh sakte hain.

  • sonom

    very bad decesion…

  • lina

    ha ha funny decesion

  • diya banerjee

    I love SRK.

  • Rupam Malakar

    Sarukh best flim 2011 Don2

  • Mahesht dangol

    “SRK” Nam hi kafi hai.The best actor of 21′st century…

  • Susan

    Yes, and I choose my neighbor, Frank as a date this weekend instead of Salman Khan. Of course I don’t really have a shot to go out with Salman Khan, but since when were the facts in any way relevant to reporting here. We only have rumor and gossip to suggest that he was even considering Kamal Haasan’s movie. I find it hard to imagine any role that was right for both Salman Khan AND Shah Rukh Khan. Personally I think the director was just floating rumors that Salman was interested so that SRK would want it more. Envy is such an ugly emotion.

  • Indra

    So, now this chirkut will do a south indian remake as well? The jealous cheapo has to do everything that Salman and Aamir do. so, no surprise. I wonder what his fans barking against remakes will say now? He is anyway intolerable in any role and he will look hilarious as a cop. He simply doesn’t have a personality to carry that.

    • shanal

      just keep quiet this shows your mental level

  • shubham

    Its right decision SRK is the king of bollywood aur ye film bhi blockbuster rahegi.

  • Hitendra

    go… Srk go…

    baadshah khan is best
    kyo ki don ko pakdna muskil hi nahi naa mumkin hai..

  • ALI

    ALL THOSE WHO ARE COMMENTING THAT SRK IS WORKING IN REMAKE OF SOUTH SHOULD KNOW SRK HAS NOT APPROVED IT YET BUT ITS GREAT PLEASURE THAT GREAT ACTORS LIKE KAMAL HUSSAN FEELS SRK IS ONLY WHO CAN BE CASTED ITS OWNER FOR SRK I STILL BE ON THE FACT THAT SRK NEVER WORK IN REMAKES \\\\ HE IS A ORIGINAL STAR OF BOLLYWOOD SAMJHO ghado

    • Zain Kazmi

      oh really than what was Don in 2006 , Om Shanti Om in 2007 , etc,,,,,

  • farukh

    shah rukh is the best…. n kamal had choosen da right person

  • Himalaya jaishwal

    its great news
    it would beblockbuster

  • Zain Kazmi

    Listen all of you bloody fools what are you talking about Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan heck even Naseeruddin Shah or Aamir Khan would have not give such a terrific performance as Kamal Haasan delivered in Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu film . You assholes only care about looks but not real talent . If looks were the only criteria to be successful in Indian Cinema then probably Amitabh Bachchan , Shahrukh Khan , Naseeruddin Shah , Kamal Haasan (himself) , Rajinikanth , Irrfan Khan , Nawazuddin Siddique , Utpal Dutt , Amol Palekar , Nana Patekar , Manoj Bajpai , Om Puri , Anupam Kher , Sanjeev Kumar , Amjad Khan , Balraj Sahni , Dhanush weren’t successful in Indian Cinema and were rejected despite of having great acting talent but bad or ordinary / unconventional looking . Amitabh Bachchan even experienced the same phase as he was rejected because he was so much unconventionally and ordinary looking , he was too tall and soo thin in his early days but he proved his acting prowess in the film Zanjeer in which he played a young angry fearless and non-corrupted police officer and his dominance named him ” The Angry Young Man of Bollywood ” . Shahrukh Khan too was also an ordinary and unconentionally looking and once he was even insulted by then 90′s star Juhi Chawla in terms look wise as Juhi stated ” Me and Aziz Mirza sir were shooting for Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (film) , Aziz sir told me that there is a young new actor who is starring with you in this film and you will meet him tomorrow while shooting , then the next day I saw the actor omg he was soo much bad and ordinary looking as his dressing sense which was even worse and I suddenly thought Aamir Khan with whom I starred in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak , comparing this new actor Shahrukh with Aamir as Aamir completely looks like a Prince Charming and Shahrukh looks like an ordinary person on the street . Though people loved our (me and Shahrukh’s) chemistry more than Aamir’s with mine in films like in Yess Boss , Duplicate , One 2 Ka 4 , etc…………. and later me and Shahrukh two became best friends ” this is what about Shahrukh Khan , Juhi Chawla told the interviewer right after the release of their film One 2 Ka 4 in 2001 . Some of the Handsome and good looking actors in Indian Cinema like : Salman Khan (especially) , Hrithik Roshan , Aamir Khan , Dharmendra , Dev Anand , John Abraham (especially) , Arjun Rampal , Akshay Kumar , Sanjay Dutt , etc…………. are not even close to what the unconventionally looking actors are in Indian Cinema (acting wise) (except Rajinikanth , who is more of a Superstar than an actor) . If I had to rate among the 10 actors (acting wise , not stardom wise) it would be :

    1) . Kamal Haasan (though I’m his Die hard fan) .
    2) Amitabh Bachchan .
    3) Naseeruddin Shah .
    4) Irrfan Khan .
    5) Aamir Khan .
    6) Anupam Kher .
    7) Om Puri .
    8) Shahrukh Khan (though he overacts more in romantic films which especially consists emotional scenes but in serious or drama films he gives his best with no overacting) .
    9) Ajay Devgan .
    10) Ranbir Kapoor (though Ranbir (being a Kapoor blood) is the youngest in this list but he already has proved some great acting performances in films like : Rocket Singh , Wake Up Sid , Rockstar , Barfi) .
    11) Hrithik Roshan .
    12) Salman Khan (Salman was a better actor in 90′s then what he is now after movie like : Wanted , Dabangg , Veer , Bodyguard , Ready , Ek Tha Tiger , Dabangg 2 , Jai Ho , and recently Kick . Salman Khan along with Rajinikanth is more known as a Superstar than an actor . Probably , it’s not Salman but his die hard fans who want him in an entertaining action film roles as they think it suits Salman’s personality and they don’t want Salman Khan to play appreciated past memorable good roles like : Kabir Khan played by Shahrukh Khan – Chak De India , Bhuvan played by Aamir Khan – Lagaan , DJ played by Aamir Khan – Rang De Basanti , Karan Shergill played by Hrithik Roshan – Lakshya , Milkha Singh played by Farhan Akhtar – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag , Barfi / Murphy Johnson played by Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi , Bhagat Singh played by Ajay Devgan – The Legend Of Bhagat Singh , Munna Bhai / Murali Prasad Sharma played by Sanjay Dutt – Lage Raho Munna Bhai , Debraj Sahai played by Amitabh Bachchan – Black , The Common Man played by Naseeruddin Shah – A Wednesday) .


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