Why did Hrithik Roshan say no to Rambo re­make?

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Ac­tor Hrithik Roshan (right) was one of the first choices to play Rambo in the Indian re­make of the iconic Hol­ly­wood film. How­ever, the ac­tor was not keen to do another re­make af­ter Bang Bang! (2014), which is an adap­ta­tion of (Knight and Day) says di­rec­tor Siddharth Anand, (left).

Anand had di­rected Hrithik in Bang Bang! and the two share a ca­ma­raderie. “Hrithik and I have a re­la­tion­ship which is of great trust. We are con­stantly talk­ing about do­ing some­thing to­gether,” says Anand. “Also Hrithik would be re­ally a great choice for a char­ac­ter like Rambo, but he didn’t want to do another re­make af­ter Knight and Day. So we’re work­ing on some­thing else.”

Rambo, which starred Sylvester Stal­lone, re­volved around a Viet­nam war veteran. As Stal­lone had cre­ated such a pow­er­ful im­pact with the film, Anand had to keep a lot of things in mind when cast­ing an ac­tor for the desi Rambo. They fi­nally de­cided on Tiger Shroff. “It’s too big a shoe to fill in, and a big re­spon­si­bil­ity. So we had to get some­body who would be the apt choice. I was cer­tain I wanted a young boy for it. Tiger [Shroff] felt just a nat­u­ral choice for us.”

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