Shah Rukh Khan is not doing R Madhavan's Vikram Vedha Hindi remake

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Shah Rukh Khan has reportedly backed out of the Hindi remake of R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathy starrer Vikram Vedha.

Vikram Vedha is a hit Tamil film.

Mumbai: R Madhavan-Vijay Sethupathy starrer hit Tamil film, Vikram Vedha (2017) was a commercial as well as critical success. The plot premise, theme and the performances were especially praised in the film. Based on the theme of Vikram-Vethal stories, the movie had R Madhavan play a no-nonsense cop Vikram out to catch an underworld don Vedha, played by Vijay Sethupathy.

R Madhavan had approached Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for the Hindi remake, and the superstar even showed interest in the movie. But now, according to a report in DNA, the idea has been dropped. A source close to the development said, “R Madhavan, who acted in Vikram Vedha, brought the film to Shah Rukh, who initially seemed interested in remaking it. But currently, that plan has been put on the back burner. Shah Rukh isn’t remaking Vikram Vedha anymore.”

A source explained, “Shah Rukh loved Vijay Sethupathi’s character. He found Vedha more edgy and interesting. After watching the film, he knew that if he remade it, he would play the grey character of Vedha. Although Shah Rukh loved the film, it’s an extremely layered and risky project to be made in Hindi. Plus, since SRK wanted to play the gangster who eventually turns out to be a hero, the space is very similar to his Fan where you end up sympathising with the film’s villain. So, at least for now, Shah Rukh is not remaking it.”

Shah Rukh Khan is currently busy working for the Anand L Rai film alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. This yet untitled film is slated to hit the screens later next year.