Reliance Entertainment in association with Neeraj Pandey announced the that they would be producing the official adaptation of Tamil Film, Vikram Vedha in Hindi. The Tamil film starred R.Madhavan and Vijay Sethupati in lead.
Having watched the film, it wouldn’t be wrong to call it one of the finest thrillers made in India till date, which keeps you guessing right till the end. The movie is one of those rare two hero films where both the characters have a lot of scope in terms of performance.
In the original film, R.Madhavan essayed the character of a tough police officer, Vikram, whereas Vijay Sethupati was seen as a gangster, Vedha. As the film is set to be remade in Hindi, here are the possible casting options which the director can attempt to get on board:
1. Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn
Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn have worked together several times, and Khakee is one of the most memorable films featuring the two actors. Over the years, both Akshay and Ajay have shown massive range in terms of performance and it would be a dream to see the two lock horns in Vikram Vedha. While Akshay Kumar suits the character of a no-nonsense cop, Vikram, it is difficult to imagine anyone apart from Ajay Devgn in the character of Vedha.
2. Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan
Well, this would be quite an ambitious star-cast, but, the entire country is waiting for the two superstars to come on board for a two-hero film. While Shah Rukh Khan has proved his worth as an actor who can portray the negative role several times, Salman Khan is known to pull off the character of a cop with utmost conviction. The face off between two superstars, especially towards the end is something that everyone would be looking forward to.
3. R.Madhavan and Ajay Devgn
R Madhavan won a lot of acclaim for his flawless portrayal of Vikram in the Tamil film, and it would be a pleasure to see him back in the action-packed avatar. As mentioned above, Ajay Devgn is possibly the best choice for the character of Vedha, and clashes of ideologies between two powerful characters enacted by two powerful actors would be a treat for the audience.
4. Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh
Although Ranbir Kapoor till date hasn’t portrayed the character of a cop, we got glimpse of his intense avatar in Raajneeti. Kapoor has proved several times his ability to slip in to any character’s shoes with ease and getting him on board as Vikram would be an unconventional choice, but a risk worth taking, knowing his acting calibre. Be it Dil Dhadakne Do, Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani or Padmaavat, Ranveer Singh silenced his critics one after another by delivering path-breaking performance every single time. As Vedha, he can explore the dark side of human being and leave a mark. That apart, who wouldn’t want to see two of the actors with brightest future in the industry sign on for the same film?
The Hindi version of the film will be directed by the directors of the original film, Pushkar – Gayatri.