“He has spoken to Hrithik to replace Salman."
Bollywood icons Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt are reportedly set to come together for a new film.
Roshan has reportedly been undergoing intense training for his character in the upcoming remake of the 2017 Tamil film Vikram Vedha.
However, reports suggest that the actor has now been approached for Inshallah.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romance film previously starred Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt.
However, Khan opted out of the project, and it looks as though Hrithik Roshan will be his replacement.
Speaking of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s potential casting choice, a source quoted by Bollywood Bubble had said:
“SLB wants to make Inshallah now.
“On one hand, he’s planning Heera Mandi as a big web series now and on the other, he wants to mount a film like Inshallah before Baiju Bawra because it’s more modern and has a contemporary take on love.
“In fact, it’s a story of mature romance brewing between a young girl and a much older guy.
“That’s why Salman and Alia fit the part.
“Then, he planned to make it with Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone.
“But they are doing two back-to-back films and he doesn’t want his film to suffer.”
The source added:
“He has spoken to Hrithik to replace Salman.
“Hrithik has liked the idea but knowing him, he will take his own time to sign on the dotted line.”
“On the other hand, SLB is extremely pleased with Alia’s professionalism and given that Alia stood by him through the difficult times, he now wants Hrithik and Alia opposite each other for the first time ever.”
Inshallah sees a romance between a young girl (Alia Bhatt), and an older man now reported to be Hrithik Roshan.
If Roshan is to take on the role of Bhatt’s lover, it will completely contrast against the gangster persona he is adopting in Vikram Vedha.
Hrithik Roshan is also due to appear in the upcoming film Fighter, which will see him share the screen with Deepika Padukone for the first time.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, Roshan announced his role in Fighter on his birthday.
Taking to Instagram on January 10, 2021, Roshan said:
“Presenting a glimpse of the MARFLIX vision as #Fighter!
“Looking forward to my first flight alongside the exceptional @deepikapadukone.
“All buckled up for this Sid Anand joyride #SiddharthAnand.”
Fighter is due for release in 2022.