Salman’s regional remakes shelved
In the last few years, he has starred in several hit remakes (like Wanted; 2009 and Bodyguard; 2011) of over-the-top south Indian blockbusters. But interestingly, Bollywood star Salman Khan had planned to produce Hindi versions of two Marathi hits
Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho (SAG; 2010) and Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (MSBB; 2009). In fact, in the SAG remake, the 49-year-old actor wanted actor Govinda to play the protagonist, and he admits that they “were after Govinda to do it”.
But now, Salman – who was also supposed to also play a part in the SAG remake – confirms that both the remakes have been shelved as of now. “As for SAG, our entire education system has changed (that goes against the film’s premise revolving around the pressures of the education system). Govinda took the longest time (to decide) because he didn’t want to do it. But we were trying to convince him. At one point, I wanted only him to do the film. But then, the education system underwent a transformation of sorts. So then, there was no point in doing the film,” reveals Salman.