Hrithik didn't want to work on another remake: Siddharth
The director says though he is a great choice for a character like Rambo, the actor did not want to do another remake after Bang Bang!
Hrithik Roshan may have been appropriate for the title role in the Indian remake of Hollywood film, Rambo, but the actor was reportedly not keen to do another remake after Bang Bang!, the official adaptation of Knight and Day, says director Siddharth Anand, who is good friends with the actor. "Hrithik and I have great trust and respect for each other, and we are constantly talking about doing something together. We almost did Fighter together, which eventually didn't happen last year," says the director.
For the Rambo remake, the director has roped in Tiger Shroff and feels he is the apt choice. The filmmaker has worked on two films each with Saif Ali Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. His debut directorial Salaam Namaste, and the next, Ta Ra Rum Pum, were with Saif, while his subsequent projects Bachna Ae Haseeno and Anjaana Anjaani were with Ranbir. So, the expectation was that he would keep the pattern going with Hrithik after Bang Bang!
"Hopefully, we will have something to do together very soon. I chat with him about my work. He's one of the first people to know whenever I begin work on a film. I think of him as an elder brother," says Siddharth.
Speaking about casting an actor for the desi Rambo, he says, "After we completed the script, we deliberated a lot on the casting since we knew it would draw a lot of polarised opinions because whoever we chose would be portraying a character immortalised by Stallone. It's a huge responsibility." Siddharth says that he was certain that he wanted someone young. "Tiger felt like a natural choice for us. Fortunately, he loved it and came on board," he says.
The film is likely to hit the floors in February 2018.