BHANSALI WANTS TO BUY KHAL­NAYAK’S RIGHTS

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Film­maker San­jay Leela Bhansali wants to re­make Subhash Ghai’s 1993 block­buster Khal­nayak, that starred San­jay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff. Bhansali is said to have of­fered a large sum (ru­moured to be around ` 9 crore) to Ghai for the film’s rights. Ear­lier, Sal­man Khan bought the rights of Ghai’s Hero (1983) for close to ` 7 crore, and Ram Lakhan’s (1989) rights were bought by Karan Jo­har for around ` 5 crore.

Ghai said he and Bhansali have been in talks for a while now. “Many pro­duc­ers have ap­proached me for the rights of Khal­nayak. San­jay also ex­pressed his wish to re­make the film. We had to ne­go­ti­ate the price. But he got busy,” he says.

Ghai has no sug­ges­tions for the cast of the re­make. “Once I sell the rights of my film, I don’t in­ter­fere. I sold the rights of Hero to Sal­man Khan and Ram Lakhan to Karan Jo­har too. They are all film­mak­ers and know how to mod­ernise the film.”

PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

Madhuri Dixit in the Choli Ke Peeche song of Khal­nayak

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