Ali Zafar will play Shahid Kapoor’s older brother in the much talked-about Hindi remake of ‘Vettai’. Madhavan who played the older brother’ part in the original, is out of the remake of ‘Vettai’.
The director of the film says, “Madhavan is out of the country for three months (getting his knees treated).We can’t wait. Shahid Kapoor has been finalised to play the younger brother. We’re going ahead with Ali Zafar for the other hero’s role.”Interestingly there was a 10-year age-gap between screen brothers Madhavan and Arya in the original. Ali Zafar who will play Shahid’s elder brother in the remake is hardly a year older than Shahid. When we made inquiries about how this skimpy age-difference would be covered in the remake, a source close to the project informed, “Ali may be just a year older.
But he played Imran Khan’s elder brother in ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’. Maddy (Madhavan) suggested the director take a look at Ali and Imran’s bhai-bhai act. That’s how Ali came into the picture.” Ali, who is now wrapping up another remake, that of ‘Chashme Buddoor’, for David Dhawan would be meeting his screen brother shortly. As for the leading ladies, the director bursts the bubble by saying he has so far not finalised any actress. – PT