Gautham Menon planning Hindi remake of Tamil film

MUMBAI: Bollywood‘s growing love affair with the South has not just helped Salman Khan reclaim his stardom but has also become a ticket for many southern directors to make their mark here.

One such director is Gautham Menon, known in Bollywood as a filmmaker whose films gets remade in Hindi as hit films. He is mulling with the idea to cast either Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan in the remake of his Kamal Hassan-starrer Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu.

The role of the protagonist is that of a daredevil cop who is not just defined by his work, but also the style in which he does it. As things stand today, Salman Khan is most preferred as he has already played a cop in Wanted, a remake of the Tamil film Pokhri.

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, made in 2006, was a super hit film because it was one of the more modern crime thrillers with some super advanced special effects. The film had Hassan playing a cop. The film was reviewed as one of the most engaging investigative films down South.Meanwhile, Menon is making a comeback to Bollywood with the remake of his Tamil film Vinnaithaandi in Hindi titled Ekk Diwana Tha, starring Prateik and Amy Jackson.

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