Atul Agnihotri has acquired the rights of Korean film Veteran and Salman Khan is going to play the role of detective in the remake.
Atul Agnihotri when talking with a leading daily said
“I saw the film and I liked it. I thought it is an opportunity to make it with him. It is a class film. I showed him the film and he felt the same. Salman has given a go ahead. He will play the detective in the film,”
He further added
“Adaptations are never literal, adaptations are always a starting point. After that, you blend it according to the sensibilities of the audience. It will have many big things, I have to make it bigger and larger as the expectations are huge every time Salman does a film. We hope to start sometime next year.”
When asked why to remake a Korean film he said: “I watch films in all languages it just happened that our heart was set on ‘Bharat’ and ‘Veteran’.”
The director also mentioned his daughter Alizeh Agnihotri is working on the sets of Dabangg 3 to gain knowledge and experience to enter Bollywood as an actor.
“She is preparing (to enter the industry). I am happy the way she is approaching things. It is going great. I am happy. She is not working as an AD, she observes things, she doesn’t have a committed position.
“For them, this environment is not new. She has seen films from discussion to the execution stage. She is preparing, she is doing her regular courses, like in acting and other things. Her concentration is on acting. It is a long journey ahead.”
The Korean film which released in 2015 revolves around a detective and his quest to win against a young and successful man who is running a crime syndicate and his victory over him.
Superstar Salman Khan is now promoting Bharat which itself is the remake of a 2014 Korean drama Ode to My Father, the movie also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Tabu, Sunil Grover and Jackie Shroff. Produced by Atul Agnihotri and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.