Few weeks ago, producer Juno Chopra and Jackky Bhagnani officially announced that they were all set to remake Ravi Chopra’s The Burning Train (1980). Jackky wrote on his Twitter page, “Delighted to announce the remake of #TheBurningTrain in association with my dear friend @junochopra. A classic by Ravi Chopra sir. Hope we do justice to the magic that he created years ago. @vashubhagnani @honeybhagnani @poojafilms #BRFilms (sic).” The makers didn’t reveal the cast of the film. But looks like we have got our hands on the speculative casting of the film.
A source close to the team revealed that the makers plan to approach Hrithik Roshan to play the lead in this ensemble film. The source further added, “Juno and Jackky have decided to approach Hrithik Roshan for the remake. They are keen to have him on board as they feel that he will take this film to another level. The film’s planning was in full progress but due to the corona pandemic, the project is now on a standstill. As soon as the lockdown is removed, the producers will have a meeting with Hrithik Roshan.”
The Burning Train was directed by Ravi Chopra and featured all the biggest actors of that time including Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Vinod Mehra and Danny Denzongpa. We can’t imagine how big this project will be once the casting is finalized.
Surprisingly, Hrithik Roshan has not signed anything post War. Apparently, Farah khan and Rohit Shetty are keen to rope him as the lead for the remake of Satte Pe Satta. Guess Hrithik’s fans will have to wait a bit longer for confirmed news about his future projects.