EXCLUSIVE: After ‘War’s success, Hrithik Roshan is having jitters about ‘Satte Pe Satta’?
Hrithik Roshan had a really tough time in the last few years both personally and professionally. He had a string of underwhelming films starting with ‘Bang Bang’, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ and ‘Kaabil’. Along with that, the whole Kangana Ranaut scandal kept him in news for all the wrong reasons. ‘Super 30’ was Hrithik’s film that hit screens after a period of two years.
The film became a super hit at the Box Office and now, with ‘War’ inching closer to the Rs.300 crore mark in India itself, 2019 has turned out to be Hrithik’s year for sure.
Apparently Hrithik had already decided and greenlit a project before the mega action-adventure ‘War’ that released earlier this month. Hrithik is supposed to step into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan for the ‘Satte Pe Satta’ remake, that is being directed by Farah Khan and produced by Rohit Shetty and Reliance Entertainment. Reports also suggest that Anushka Sharma will be starring opposite Hrithik in this remake. She will be reprising Hema Malini‘s role from the original.
But after the stupendous success of ‘War’, we hear Hrithik is developing cold feet for ‘Satte Pe Satta’. A source close to the actor revealed, “Hrithik always takes time to decide on which film he wants to do next. He had told Farah and Rohit that he will be doing their project but that time, he didn’t expect ‘War’ to do the kind of business it has done. Being an action film, the film collected a whopping Rs 53 crore plus figure on its opening day and beat lifetime records set by all other Hindi films for the same.”
The source further added, “Hrithik wants to keep the box office momentum going and hence wants to do another big-budget action film rather than doing a relationship drama like ‘Satte Pe Satta’. He has already spoken to his team who are trying to convince him that the contract is already signed and everything is in place. The makers plan to begin shoot sometime towards end October or beginning of November. Now, if he decides to opt-out because of developing cold feet, it would mean Farah and Rohit will be back to square one.”
Interestingly, they had also offered the film to Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar who politely turned it down. But will Hrithik decide to walk out of ‘Satte Pe Satta’? Most likely not but he has certainly been getting a lot of jitters at this point.
Let’s see what happens next.