Amid the COVID-19 crisis that has got the world to a practical standstill, Bollywood films continue to be a source of never-ending entertainment for those all of us, are holed up inside our houses. One such classic, that we have all enjoyed at some point in our life is Subhash Ghai directed Khalnayak.
The film, that gave Sanjay Dutt newfound stardom also featured Jackie Shroff and Madhuri Dixit in pivotal roles. But in an interesting turn of events, Ghai has revealed that Sanjay and Jackie were infact not the original choices for the film!
Yes, you guys! While we cannot imagine anyone else play the iconic part of Ballu anymore, had things gone as per Ghai’s plan there would have been a different face!
Opening up to Mumbai Mirror in his latest interview, Ghai has said that while Khalnayak was planned as a Hollywood film! What’s more, is that Nana Patekar was the original choice for Ballu alongside Jackie Shroff. But he decided to stick to a language that he was more comfortable with and decided to make the film with a small art-house production featuring Nana Patekar and Jackie Shroff as cop and criminal.
The acclaimed filmmaker said, “It eventually rolled out as a mainstream masala movie, with a heroine, love story, a mother track and half-a-dozen songs woven in, as dictated by the formula, and Sanju as the khalnayak.”
What’s more is that Ghai has hinted at a possibility of a Khalnayak 2 and also a remake of his first directorial venture, Kalicharan. Spilling the beans on these films, Ghai says that he has been spending a lot of his lockdown time giving classes to his students at his acting school. The further said, “For the last six-seven months we have only been creating content and now I’m ready with two bound scripts—a sequel to Khalnayak and a remake of my first directorial, Kalicharan.”
Giving a teaser to the plot of the film, Subhash Ghai said, “Part 2, which took us two years to script, starts with Ballu coming out of prison. It will also feature a younger villain.”
While we can’t keep calm anymore, do let us know what you feel about these updates shared by Ghai on Sanjay Dutt’s iconic Khalnayak.