Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (right) and Sanjay Dutt in 'Khalnayak' (left).Varinder Chawla/Youtube Screenshot

"Bajirao Mastani" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali now wants to remake Subhash Ghai's superhit Bollywood movie "Khalnayak" (1993).

It has been reported that Bhansali has approached Subhash Ghai and offered him Rs 9 crore for the rights of the film that featured Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff and Madhuri Dixit.

"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," the Hindustan Times quoted Ghai as saying.

Ghai, who has of late sold rights of two other blockbuster hits, "Hero" and "Ram Lakhan", also said that he has no say on 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," said the ace director.

The rights of "Hero" and "Ram Lakhan" were reportedly sold for Rs 7 crore and Rs 5 crore, respectively, the report added.

Bhansali is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie "Bajirao Mastani" starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

The film is slated to be released on 18 December and will have a box office clash with Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dilwale", which features Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon.

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