Tiger Shroff
Subash Ghai rubbished the reports of signing Tiger Shroff for the remake of "Khalnayak." Pictured: Tiger Shroff at a product launch event.Varinder Chawla

Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff's name was earlier doing the rounds for the remake of his father Jackie Shroff's "Khalnayak." The recent buzz is that the "A Flying Jatt" actor has not been signed movie.

The 1993 action-thriller was directed by Subash Ghai and there were reports that Sanjay Leela Bhansali had bought the rights from Subash to remake the film. However, Subash rubbished the reports of Tiger being part of the project.

"We haven't signed Tiger Shroff as it is being rumoured. We are still waiting to complete the script and will take a call only after that. I know there is a lot of excitement about the project and the script is amazing," the Press Trust of India quoted Subash as saying.

It had been reported that Bhansali wanted Ranveer Singh in it, but later he dropped the idea. "Khalnayak" was about the escape and attempt to capture a terrorist Ballu (played by Sanjay Dutt) by Inspector Ram (Jackie) and his girlfriend officer Ganga (Madhuri Dixit).

Last year, it was reported that Subash and the "Bajirao Mastani" director were in talks regarding selling the rights of the movie. "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 had quoted Subash as saying.

Subash had earlier sold rights of films like "Hero" and "Ram Lakhan" as well. Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty were introduced in the industry with the remake of "Hero," which was produced by Salman Khan. And, Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty were supposed to collaborate for the remake of "Ram Lakhan," but the project has been kept on hold for a long time.

"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," Subash had said.

Also read