Vikram Vedha: Here’s why Hrithik Roshan was cast for the Hindi remake

Image Source - instagram

Ever since the first look of Hrithik Roshan from his upcoming release Vikram Vedha was released on his birthday, the audience had been left quite intrigued with it. The rugged look of Hrithik Roshan as Vedha had left the audience awestruck while Saif Ali Khan‘s look as Vikram was equally as appealing. While today it is quite unfathomable to think of anyone else stepping into the character being played by Hrithik, the director of the film Gayathri, who is helming the film with husband Pushkar, revealed the real reason why the actor was cast in the film.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan)

The director got into a conversation with Mid Day where she shared that Hrithik had been zeroed in on even before the team began scouting for actors in the Hindi belt. “Hrithik was the first actor to call us after the film’s release [in 2017] to appreciate it. He gets the depth and soul of Vikram Vedha. He is a talented actor, and it has been incredible [so far],” said Gayathri, adding that Hrithik always provides the support to the makers that they need and works towards betterment of the project. “There is no ego [involved] even if we don’t agree on the same thing. Even when he needs clarifications, it is never about [being] the star of the [film]. It is about the story of the film. He is extremely down to earth.”

Gayathri also spoke about teaming up with her husband on the film and how their equation is while on set. “We’ve known each other since college and have grown up together. [Despite] being married, it is a smooth sail with no drama. On some level, our choices are also similar. We are more friends than a traditional couple,” she stated.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan)

Vikram Vedha is a remake of the 2017 Tamil film by the same name that featured Vijay Sethupathi and R Madhavan in the lead. While Hrithik steps into Vijay’s shoes for the remake, Saif takes on the role played by Madhavan. The film’s story in inspired by the Indian folktale Baital Pachisi and tells the story of a police inspector named Vikram who sets out to track and kill a gangster named Vedha. After Vedha voluntarily surrenders himself, he tells Vikram 3 stories that change his perceptions of good and evil. The Hindi remake also features Radhika Apte and Rohit Saraf and is scheduled to release theatrically on September 30, 2022.

Also Read: Hrithik Roshan sends the internet into a meltdown as he shares his last beard selfie, Fan says ‘Dekho aap zeher ho’