Hrithik Roshan’s Hindi adaptation of Vikram Vedha to be his silver jubilee project, HR25?

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After Aamir Khan backed out of the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha, now Hrithik Roshan is reportedly taken on board. Yes, you heard it right. As per a report, not Aamir, but Hrithik will be playing the role of Vedha in the Hindi version of the Tamil film. In the original, Vijay Sethupathi played Vedha. It was directed by Pushkar and Gayathri who will also helm the Hindi remake.

Pinkvilla quoted a source saying that Hrithik will play the character of the dreaded gangster. “He has already started the prep to bring his own flavour to the character. Right from the work on body language to the diction and look, he has been in the space of this gangster over the last two months, building his on-screen persona,” said the source. Hrithik is excited about the film as it is his silver jubilee project, HR25.

The film will go on the floors this summer, and the pre-production work is already in progress. The title is not confirmed yet. The movie also stars Saif Ali Khan who will be seen as a cop. Apart from the Vikram Vedha remake, Hrithik also has Fighter, and Krrish 4. He may also star in Madhu Mantena’s Ramayana and the War sequel.

For the unversed, Aamir was reportedly to play Vedha. But he backed out of the project. As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, he walked out due to “script issues”.

The portal quoted a source saying, “Everyone was shocked to see Aamir leave the film in a jiffy. While he didn’t give a reason for his sudden exit, there is a talk in the market that he left the film since he didn’t want to portray the character of Vijay Sethupathi, after things going a little sour with him on Laal Singh Chaddha”.

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