Farah Khan will soon remake the 1982 release Satte Pe Satta after making some necessary changes in the script to give it a contemporary touch. Many were guessing who will play the lead role in the remake.

According to an entertainment portal, Hrithik Roshan has been approached for the role. A source close to the development told the portal, “Farah [Khan] has already discussed the idea with Hrithik Roshan, who has also given a verbal nod to the project. Farah has reworked the whole script and designed it to suit the contemporary times. They needed a superstar who would command the same screen presence as Big B and Duggu was their first choice.” Hrithik earlier played the lead role in the remake of Agneepath, one of Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic films.

“Farah and Hrithik have been friends for decades now so he immediately heard the story and okayed it. The final modalities will be worked out soon and the actor will also make an announcement right after that.”

There were rumours that makers may sign a big star like Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar for the role, but Farah zeroed in Hrithik for a reason. The source said, “They didn’t want someone too old or too young for this movie. The hero has to look the eldest of the lot and still not too old for marriage. They wanted someone in their 40s as the role would fit them perfectly. In fact, even Amit ji was 40 when Satte Pe Satta released.”