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Here's why Aamir Khan walked out of 'Vikram Vedha' remake 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 • Hindi Comments

Heres why Aamir Khan walked out of Vikram Vedha remake 

The Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster 'Vikram Vedha' is one of the hottest projects under production currently. With Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan headlining the cast, the film is sure to set the screens on fire. The remake of this R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi starrer was first conceptualized with Aamir Khan in mind. He was supposed to play the role of a dreded gangster which ultimately went to Hrithik. Till now there wasn't any info on why Aamir left the project but the reason is out now.

Apparently, Aamir wanted the film to be set in Hong Kong so that it can appeal to the Chinese market where he has a wide fanbase. A source revealed, "Aamir Khan loved the original version of Vikram Vedha and had conveyed to Neeraj Pandey, Reliance and the director duo, his vision for the gangster drama. Aamir wanted to spin it around as a quintessential Hong-Kong based Gangster drama, with sleek action, set against the backdrop of gang-wars in Hong-Kong, making the story more friendly for Chinese market, to get additional gains from the market. The storytelling template would have been a first for Indian audience too."

The source further shared, "But when Covid-19 outbreak happened, followed by the tussle in Ladakh, the relationship between India and China went from bad to worse and Aamir had no option but to back out of the film. After he backed off, the team got back to Hrithik Roshan, who was their first choice even before Aamir, but had initially rejected the film because of date issues, but the pandemic cleared his shoot calendar and gave him the time space to come on board Vikram Vedha. "He always liked the script and was inclined towards playing the negative lead. So that's how, it all happened.

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