Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Govinda, Vinod Khanna in 'Hero' remake?

The forthcoming remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 hit film 'Hero' will reportedly have actors Govinda and Vinod Khanna in important roles along with debutants Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty


Govinda (© Varinder Chawla)

Mumbai: Actors Govinda and Vinod Khanna are likely to reprise the roles essayed by Sanjeev Kumar and Shammi Kapoor in the remake of 80s blockbuster film 'Hero'.

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai and superstar Salman Khan will launch Sooraj Pancholi, son of actor Aditya Pancholi who was recently in the news in connection with Jiah Khan suicide case, in the remake version of 1983 hit film.

The film will also serve as the launch pad for actor Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya opposite Sooraj.

'Hero' was directed by Ghai and starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead. Sanjeev Kumar played Meenakshi's brother while Shammi Kapoor enacted the role of her father.

"They (Govinda and Vinod Khanna) are in consideration... we are in talks with them for these parts (Sanjeev Kumar and Shammi Kapoor's roles, respectively). Things will be finalised soon," Ghai told us.

If all goes well, the film, to be directed by Nikhil Advani, will go on floors in next three months.

The movie will be made under the banner of Salman Khan Productions and will be radically different from the original version.

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