Salman Khan approached for Thalapathy Vijay starrer Master remake?
While being released in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tamil original Master starring Thalapathy Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi and was a box office smash.
Master, starring Thalapathy Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, is getting a Hindi remake. Earlier, it was announced that the film will be produced in Hindi by Kabir Singh producer, Murad Khetani, and Endemol Shine, with two top Bollywood names, making it one of the biggest hero vs villain events upon its debut.
Now, according to an entertainment portal the Master’s team has begun approaching actors to play the lead role of Master and the baddie Bhavani. Salman Khan, the Bollywood sensation, is being courted by Team Master for a role in the film.
“Over the last 30 days, Murad and the Endemol team have met with Salman Khan a number of times to discuss Master. Salman has shown keen interest in the film’s concept, but is waiting for the Master team to present him with a bound Hindi script, as many elements from the Tamil original would need to be changed to fit the tastes of the Bollywood audience,” said a source close to the production.
Salman was the obvious first choice for the team since the titular role of Master, played by Thalapathy Vijay in the original, has an atmosphere and screen appearance that can only be justified by a few superstars in Bollywood.
“Salman’s aura and personality are perfect for the role of Master, and the filmmakers felt the same way. The talks are still in the early stages, and Salman will decide whether or not to make the film after hearing the script narration. The Master team is currently updating the script, tweaking the second half of the original and editing the longer parts to keep the Hindi runtime under control. The next narration with Salman is due to take place in a few months, according to the report.
“If all goes as planned, Salman’s next film after KEKD will be Master, which will begin shooting in February/March of next year. Apart from Master, he is reading a few more subjects in order to obtain a date in Q1 2022,” the source concluded.
Meanwhile, Salman is preparing for the release of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, his Eid 2021 film, whose theatrical trailer is expected to hit the web soon. He’s now taking a break from the Tiger 3 shoot and will re-join the gang in Mumbai in the second week of April. According to reports, he will be balancing the promotions of Radhe and the Tiger 3 shoot in April and May.