"They feel that he will take his film to another level.”
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan may be starring in the remake of the 1980 film, The Burning Train as producers are keen to get him on board.
Before the nationwide lockdown in India, producers Juno Chopra and Jackky Bhagnani announced the news of the remake of The Burning Train (1980).
Taking to Twitter, Jackky Bhagnani shared the exciting news with his fan following. He wrote:
“Delighted to announce the remake of #TheBurningTrain in association with my dear friend @junochopra.
“A classic by Ravi Chopra (the director of the original film) sir. Hope we do justice to the magic that he created years ago.”
Despite announcing the news of a remake, there was no mention of who will be starring in the film.
According to a report by Filmfare, a source revealed that the filmmakers have got their eye on Hrithik Roshan for the remake.
The Burning Train (1980) was helmed by B. R. Chopra and directed by Ravi Chopra.
The plot revolved around a trained named the “Super Express” which catches fire during its initial route from New Delhi to Mumbai.
The film featured a stellar cast including Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Parveen Babi, Vinod Mehra, Neetu Singh and Danny Denzongpa.
The source close to the team revealed that the filmmakers are eager to rope in superstar Hrithik Roshan. The source explained:
“Juno (Chopra) and Jackky (Bhagnani) have decided to approach Hrithik Roshan for the remake. They are keen to have him on board as they feel that he will take his film to another level.”
The source continued to mention the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus has stalled production for the remake. The source added:
“The film’s planning was in full progress but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the project is now on a standstill.
“As soon as the lockdown is removed, the producers will have a meeting with Hrithik Roshan.”
Interestingly, Hrithik Roshan has not signed for another film after the success of his hit film War (2019) alongside Tiger Shroff. War (2019) broke numerous box office records.
Reportedly, filmmakers Farah Khan and Rohit Shetty are also eager to rope in Hrithik Roshan for the remake of Satte Pe Satta (1982).
It appears Hrithik is in demand by the film fraternity.
As of now, fans of the star must wait until the end of the lockdown for an announcement.
We look forward to finding out whether Hrithik agrees to star in the remake of The Burning Train (1980).