Sal­man’s re­gional re­makes shelved

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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.

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