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01-28-2012, 09:03 PM #1
SRK to play a cop in a Tamil remake
If there’s one role that B’wood actors love to play it’s that of a cop. Ask the Big B who was a cop in several films, or Sallu, Ajay Devgn or Akshay Kumar who all went on to enjoy phenomenal success at the BO with their policeman acts. Call it his late entry to action films or bad luck SRK hasn’t been able to get too many offers for playing a cop (the only one being the flop ‘One 2 Ka 4’). But all that could change soon.
Rumour has it that south Indian veteran Kamal Haasan wants SRK to play his role in the remake of his Tamil film ‘Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu,’ that became a cult hit in 2006. In the movie Kamal played a police officer who has to figure out the culprit behind a series of rapes and murders.
Apparently, the director of the movie Gautam Menon (who already has a remake of his Tamil film titled ‘Ek Deewana Tha,’ starring Prateik Babbar hitting the theatres in February) was keen on taking Kamal’s opinion on the lead actor in the Hindi version. Kamal immediately named SRK as the apt choice. That Kamal chose SRK doesn’t seem surprising. The two share a good friendship that started when SRK agreed to do a cameo in the Kamal’s film ‘Hey Ram’ back in 2000.
When Filmmaker Gautam Menon was approached for comment he confirmed the news and dismissed rumours of him considering Salman for the remake. Surprisingly, it is believed SRK hasn’t signed the project yet. Sources close to him say he is hesitant because arch rival Aamir is already playing a cop in ‘Talaash’....being a human...