Satte Pe Satta remake is in the news for a quiet a long time now with every now and then, the name of big guns doing rounds. Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan was touted to reprise the role of Amitabh Bachchan, which reportedly landed in the kitty of Hrithik Roshan.
Interestingly, the report in Bollywood Hungama states that before Farah Khan, Sohail Khan was keen for a remake with Salman Khan in a lead role and also secured the rights for the same. Salman turned down the offer at that time due to his hectic schedule, after which Ajay Devgn was approached for the same.
Ajay Devgn said a clear no for the offer since he never wanted to remake Amitabh Bachchan’s movie.
A source close to Bollywood Hungama quotes, “Recently, Hrithik Roshan confirmed that he is in talks with Farah Khan for her next movie, the remake of Satta Pe Satta, produced by Rohit Shetty, but after Sohail Khan’s deal with Rajesh Vasani fell through, Ajay Devgn was approached to play Amitabh Bachchan’s role (Ravi Anand). But Ajay was firm on the issue that he would never do a remake of the Big B and explained to the producers why he would not do a Big B remake. At that time, though Rohit Shetty was not producing the movie, even then Ajay would have turned it down. Ajay is a man of principles. Even when a producer or director approaches Ajay for a movie, he knows another actor has been approached for too, he makes it a point to call up the other actor and ask him before he gives his own nod to the project.”
“It’s a double role and Ajay would have been perfect to play the older brother and the impersonator Babu with grey shades so it would have been challenging role for any actor to play. Ajay has tremendous respect and affection for Bachchan Senior. Also, he considers Abhishek to be like a younger brother, to do a movie which could put stress on the relationships, ” reports Bollywood Hungama.