Kamal Haasan chooses Shahrukh Khan over Salman Khan for south remake

Thu, January 26, 2012 11:00am UTC by 25 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

  • farukh

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

  • Himalaya jaishwal

    its great news
    it would beblockbuster


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