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S​alman Khan to remake Puri Jagannadh's Rogue for Sooraj Pancholi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 17:54 IST

Salman Khan's faith in south Indian hits is well known. ​​The actor has been part of many south Indian film remakes, including​ from his 90's blockbusters, Judwaa, Bandhan to his recent hits Bodyguard, Ready and Kick​.​ Most of​ his top grossers were all remakes of Telugu hits.

The success of Wanted - the remake of Telugu blockbuster Pokiri - came as a relief for Salman Khan as he was going through a lean period at the box office at the time. The Prabhu Deva-directorial broke the Box Office jinx, which saw Salman deal with 12 flops in between No Entry and Wanted ​​with Partner being his sole hit during the period.​ Wanted went on to become the second biggest grosser of 2009. The original film, directed by Puri Jagannadh, starred Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in the lead role.

​And now, after ​7​-year-long gap, ​the Bollywood superstar is all set to remake another Puri Jagannadh film, ​Rogue. ​Interestingly, Rogue is yet-to-be-released, and there are reports that ​Salman ​​was ​highly ​impressed with the ​story and is ​p​lanning to remake​ the film​ in Hindi with Sooraj Pancholi as the main lead. The film also marks the second collaboration of Salman Khan - ​Sooraj Pancholi​ duo after the later's debut film Hero, produced under the banner of Salman Khan Films.

A team of writers are working on Hindi remake of Rogue and it will go onto floors soon​, a source from the unit said.​

First published: 14 February 2017, 17:54 IST
 
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