Producer Sajid Nadiadwala who is making Kick, the remake of a Telugu film starring Ravi Teja and directed by Surender Reddy, has got Ghajini director A. R. Murugadoss to direct it.
The film stars Salman Khan and the lead heroine will be Deepika Padukone. She was asked to do the role when she was working on Housefull with Sajid Nadiadwala. Nadiadwala was a little uncertain about approaching her as he felt she might have some issues working with Salman, as she is more inclined towards the Shahrukh Khan-Farah Khan-Karan Johar"s group. However, she told him that she has no qualms about working with Salman.
Nadiadwala got Murugadoss to do the film, as he doesn"t think South Indian directors should be doing Hindi remakes. They are now thinking of ways to make the action scenes in Kick look different from the ones in Wanted 2. The scenes will be shot in Tokyo.
The scenes will be similar to the kind in Ghajini and will have Salman doing kickboxing and martial arts. Scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi (who scripted Munnabhai) is being brought in from the US to script the Hindi version of Kick. He will be in India soon for the release of 3 Idiots, which is co-written by him.