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Aamir starts shooting for Gajini remake

Shooting and recording have started for Aamir Khan's Gajini remake which stars Jiah Khan as the lead actress.
None | By Chitra Prakash, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2007 05:58 PM IST

After Kamal Haasan's Thevar Magan, remade in Hindi as Virasat with Anil Kapoor as the hero, shooting has begun for what will be the biggest Bollywood remake of a Tamil hit film.

Shooting and recording are under way for the ambitious remake of the South Indian blockbuster Gajini, with none less than the pioneering Aamir Khan in the lead role.

Aamir's role was originally played by Tamil matinee idol Suriya, which took him some notches higher in stardom.

Actress Asin, who has been cast opposite Aamir in the film, has said that she intends to concentrate only on this project in 2007.

She has reportedly told producers bringing new offers that they will have to wait till the release of the remake, scheduled for probably April next year.

Asin, as the industry buzz go, has her plate full with offers. She has not only bagged the remake of the Telugu and Tamil hit Pokkiri being directed by Prabhu Deva but also has Delhi 6 being directed by Rakeysh Mehra under her belt.

Aamir, who was here last week for a sound-recoring session for the film, is said to have contacted Suriya asking him for his opinion on whether he really fitted the role.

The Tamil hero is being reported to have assured Aamir that no one else could fit the role better than the Rang De Basanti star.

The title of the remake is still to be finalised.

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