SAAMY remake to star Amitabh Bachchan with Sanjay Dutt?

Director KS Ravikumar has confirmed that he is in talks with the senior actor to join the cast

Tamil movie director KS Ravikumar is on the verge of fulfilling a dream he shares with several others. He recently confirmed to a national daily that he has approached Amitabh Bachchan to star in his Hindi remake of the Tamil movie Saamy. Yes, the movie is back on. In fact, Ravikumar insists that rumours that the film had been shelved were way off base. The plans for remake are going ahead as scheduled. The script has been completely reworked, since Saamy released ten years ago and would now be outdated. TP Aggarwal is on board as producer, Himesh Reshammiya as music composer and Sajid-Farhad (of Golmaal fame) as dialogue writers. Sanjay Dutt will play the lead role of a cop who straddles the line between honesty and corruption. However, Amitabh, who will most likely play the antagonist’s role, is yet to give his nod.

If the veteran agrees to the film, it will surely delight Ravikumar, as he will join the elite club of directors who have directed three superstars – Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Amitabh. Ravikumar had helmed Kamal’s Dasavathaaram, Rajini’s Muthu, Padaiyappa and Kochadaiyaan and will work on Rana, once shoots begin. We can only hope his dream comes true.