In 2011, Salman Khan had planned to produce the Hindi remakes of two Marathi hits — Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (MSBB; 2009) and Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho (SAG; 2010). In fact, for the remake of SAG, the actor wanted Govinda to play the role of the protagonist. But now, Salman — who, too, was supposed to essay a role in the film — confirms that both the remakes have been shelved for the time being.
“Our education system has changed (the premise of SAG revolves around the pressures of the Indian education system). Also, Govinda took the longest time [to decide] because he didn’t want to do it, but we were trying to convince him. Initially, I only wanted him to do the film. But then, the education system underwent a transformation of sorts as well. So then, there was no point in making the film,” says Salman.
Is the remake of MSBB happening? “No. We are working on something else now,” says the actor, who had told HT Café last year that he “loved both the Mahesh Manjrekar (the director of the original films) movies”. Last year, Govinda, too, had told us why he isn’t taking up the offer.
The ’90s star had said, “You shouldn’t do something your heart doesn’t like… people don’t expect an art film from us (Salman and him). I kept requesting Salman to understand what I’m trying to say... but he does and says what he wants to.”