Akshay Kumar to Replace Hrithik Roshan in Farah Khan’s Satte pe Satta Remake?
Farah Khan’s Satte pe Satta remake is yet to finalise its lead star
It is pretty much clear now that Hrithik Roshan is no more a part of Farah Khan’s remake of Raj N Sippy’s 1982 semi-hit Satte Pe Satta. Farah is not only altering the script radicall, she is apparently now looking at replacing Hrithik with none other than Akshay Kumar her old friend, turned foe turned friend again.
Farah and Akshay had collaborated on the disastrous Tees Maar Khan in 2010 after she fell out with Shah Rukh Khan over his public dispute with her husband Shrish Kunder. But Tees Maar Khan (even the title was designed for SRK) was not a happy experience for Akshay. The two parted ways acrimoniously. But are now back to being buddies. Such is the way of the industry where there are no permanent friends or enemies. So it’s not surprising that they are now looking at collaborating again.
Satte Pe Satta is one of Akshay Kumar’s all-time favourite films (he’s told me that personally). Also, while Hrithik has done a Bachchan remake Agneepath, Akshay is yet to try to encore the mighty Bachchan’s cinema. Satte Pe Satta would be Akshay’s first remake of a Bachchan starrer, provided he agrees to do it.
Incidentally Akshay and Hrithik are neighbours. They live in the same high-rise apartment. Last year Hrithik stepped in to play mathematician Anand Kumar when Akshay declined the role. Maybe it’s time now for Akshay to pay the reverse compliment.
However, both Akshay and Hrithik are on a high in their respective careers. Akshay has been giving one hit after another and his last release Good Newzz, co-starring Kareena Kapoor has proved to be a huge blockbuster. As for Hrithik, he is still riding high on the back to back success of War and Super 30.