Indian filmmaker Siddharth Anand is planning to remake Sylvester Stallone-starrer "Rambo" in Hindi.
Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan is being considered to play Sylvester Stallone's character in the Indian version of the "Rambo" trilogy.
Filmmaker Siddharth Anand, who is planning to remake "Rambo" in Hindi, has told to foreign media that this is a perfect time to recreate the cult Hollywood franchise for Indian audiences, as Stallone has announced his retirement from the "Rambo" universe.
"With Stallone announcing his retirement from the Rambo universe, this is the perfect time to reboot the franchise in India. It will be a trilogy. We had the official rights since two years," Anand told The Times of India.
"We are taking the concept of Rambo ahead and recreating it for the Indian audience. We don't have a true blue action hero in India. We've grown up on Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger but today's generation has no one to look up to. The intention is to give them their own Rambo," the "Bang Bang" director added.
Anand, however, has dismissed the reports that Roshan was finalized to play the leading role in the movie. "Hrithik is always on top of my mind but I haven't finalized anyone as yet. It can be a new actor as well," he said, according to New Kerala.
Roshan, along with Katrina Kaif, played a leading role in Anand's 2014 superhit "Bang Bang," which was the Hindi remake of Tom Cruise-starrer "Knight And Day," according to Press Trust of India. Anand is also working on a sequel to the crime thriller.