Kaun Banegi 'Himmatwali'?
However, another thing that has kept him on his toes is his next directorial flick that is a remake of the 1983 hit 'Himmatwala'. The film forays him into commercial action genre that is distinctively different from his forte of multi starrer comic capers. While he has signed Ajay Devgn to step in the original protagonist Jeetendra's role in the remake, the leading lady to replace Sridevi still remains undecided.
Sajid has listed three names for the role and will be soon finalizing one amongst the listed. The three actresses shortlisted for the coveted role are Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma.
"Yes its true that I've finalized these three but for professional reasons I wouldnt like to name any one actress," confirmed Sajid Khan. One amongst the three will be finalized to play the lead in the coming week.
The remake has yet another starry anticipation factor in the name of the famous track 'Nainon mein Sapna' from the original which will be retained in the remake too, which will be choreographed by Farah Khan.
The makers have bought the legal rights of the song and will be tweaked in typical Sajid Khan's style. While insiders claim that Katrina has an edge over all, Deepika too is a strong contender as she has worked with Sajid Khan in 'Housefull' before.