If there is one person in Bollywood who can reprise the role of John Rambo, it’s Hrithik Roshan. After much speculation, the Bollywood actor, we hear, has given his nod to play the titular role in the Indian remake of the Hollywood blockbuster film Rambo. Sources have confirmed that the actor will play Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character, but with a desi twist!
“The Hindi remake of Rambo will have Hrithik reprising Sylvester Stallone’s classic character, but with a desi twist. Siddharth bought the rights to the film a couple of years ago and is now all set to take it on floors.” – A source
Here are some interesting things about the Indian remake of Rambo.
1. Filmmaker Siddharth Anand is ready to reboot the franchise in Hindi and after trying hard to get his Bang Bang star Hrithik on board, he has finally succeeded.
“Siddharth bought the rights to the film a couple of years ago and is now all set to take it on floors.” – A source
2. Desi Rambo is a part of Original Entertainment’s five-picture deal with Millennium Films for Bollywood remakes.
Looking to bridge the gap between Bollywood and Hollywood, Original Entertainment sold the rights of five films to be remade in Hindi. The other four are The Expendables, 16 Blocks, 88 Minutes and Brooklyn’s Finest.
3. Hrithik, who is busy with projects like Mohenjo Daro and Kaabil, will begin work on the film only after wrapping his prior commitments.
“Hrithik will take some time to prepare for the role. He will need to invest efforts to bring the iconic character to life. He is already the Greek god of Indian cinema, known for his toned physique, it shall not be a very daunting task for him to get into the shoes of Sylvester Stallone.” – A source
4. Actors like John Abraham, Vidyut Jamwal and Sidharth Malhotra were being considered for the role of John Rambo. But Hrithik was always the first choice for the makers.
5. The Indian Rambo will be a remake of First Blood (1982), the first of the series, also known as Rambo.
We’ll have to wait and see if the makers are planning to adapt the remaining four. Watch this space for more. Till then, let curiosity kill you! *wink