BHANSALI WANTS TO BUY KHALNAYAK’S RIGHTS
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.”
Madhuri Dixit in the Choli Ke Peeche song of Khalnayak