Is Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali a remake of Tamil film Veeram?


Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Salman Khan, who is presently shooting for his forthcoming film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, recently announced a new film, titled Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. The movie will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by writer-turned-director Farhad Samji.

The latest we hear that Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali might be a remake of superhit Tamil film Veeram (2014), starring Ajith Kumar in the lead role. Interestingly, rumours are also rife that Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming film Bachchan Pandey is also a remake of the same film.

 

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“Salman was offered the film by Farhad Samji and he loved the concept of the film. It has got a very emotional Hindu-Muslim angle to the film and is a story about four brothers. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is a remake of Ajith starrer Veeram. The makers had bought the rights to the Tamil film and were planning to make it. They have tweaked the story a bit to suit the title and the pan-India audience. When Salman heard the story, he immediately agreed to be part of this film,” a source in the know informs an entertainment portal.

 

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When asked about the confusion of the two films being the remake of Veeram, the source added, “Initially, Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchan Pandey was supposed to be a remake of Veeram and was titled Land of Lungi in the beginning. But then, they decided to alter the script and now, Bachchan Pandey is a remake of Jigarthanda (2014), the remake rights of which also lied with NGE. Then, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali was written as a remake of Veeram, which will now star Salman instead of Akshay.”

An official confirmation is awaited though.