After wrapping up ‘Bharat’, actor turned produced Atul Agnihotri is gearing up for his next productional venture, a remake of Korean movie ‘Veteran’. The movie will star Salman Khan in the lead role.
Talking about the movie, Atul said that the remake would be bigger than the original Korean movie.
“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,” Atul told PTI.
The filmmaker said that the movie won’t be a remake but an adaption.
“Adaptation are never literal, adaptations are always a starting point. After that, you blend it according to the sensibilities of 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 star sometime next year,” he said.
The 2015 Korean film revolves around a detective, who hunts down a young and successful man running a crime syndicate.
The filmmaker’s upcoming released ‘Bharat’, also starring Salman Khan, is a remake of 2014 Korean drama ‘Ode to My Father’.
Asked why Korean remakes are his new focus, Atul said, “I watch films in all languages it just happened that our heart was set on ‘Bharat’ and ‘Veteran’.” Bharat, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is set to be released on June 5.
The filmmaker also revealed that his daughter Alizeh Agnihotri is working on the sets of ‘Dabangg 3’ to gain knowledge before she enters 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 AD, she observes things, she doesn’t have a committed position,” he said.
“For them, this environment is not new. She has seen films from discussion to 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,” he added.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Bharat’ also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Tabu, Sunil Grover and Jackie Shroff.
The movie will release on June 5th.