There seems to be a love-hate relationship between actor Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.
Over the years Bachchan has ruled Bollywood and continues to be in the ace league. And Shah Rukh, as we all know, is not called the Badshah Khan for nothing. He rules too.
According to industry sources, SRK is most keen to remake Amitabh Bachchan 's Deewar and has already finalised the star-cast of the flick and has even approached Yash Chopra, the original director of Deewar, to direct it!
Apparently SRK, we hear, is very fond of Bachchan 's character Vijay in the classic 1975 action flick, and wants to don a similar garb and play a similar role, because of which he has cast himself as Vijay.
Rumours also have it that he wants hot Bollywood-pair Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor to play the roles that Shashi Kapoor and Neetu Singh played in the original while Priyanka Chopra has been considered for Parveen Babi's role. Boman Irani will be seen playing Iftekhar's role and Shefali Shah Nirupa Roy's.
However, most people claim not to have heard of this.
Filmmaker Yash Chopra's office, too maintained the same. "We haven't heard of any such thing, and aren't aware of it."
If the alleged venture will be produced by SRK himself under his home-banner Red Chillies Entertainment, the big question that still remains is: Has Shah Rukh acquired rights of the film?
Deewar was produced under the banner of Trimurti Films of late Producer Gulshan Rai. Thus his son, filmmaker Rajiv Rai has the rights of the film. Rajiv Rai is based in the UK and is currently not reachable for confirmation.
Well, we'll just have to wait and watch if these rumours have enough strength in them. Will SRK actually build this Deewar, or will he simply break it down by rubbishing the rumours?
Stay tuned in!