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Jeetendra will play thakur in <i>Sholay</i> remake

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Courtesy: IndiaFM
Monday, October 30, 2006
Ekta Kapoor recently announced her next production Gabbar Singh - the Bhojpuri remake of all time blockbuster Sholay. Now Ekta's father Jeetendra will be making his debut in a Bhojpuri film by starring in Gabbar Singh. And which is the role that he would be playing? No, it's not Gabbar but that of Thakur. The idea of having Jeetendra as Thakur came from the director of the film Mahesh Pandey. Pandey wanted a senior actor to play that role and since Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha have already starred in Bhojpuri Films, he thought that Jeetendra was a better option.

When Pandey informed Ekta about his idea, she was charged about it and agreed to convince her father to play the role. The film will be a different version of Sholay altogether. It will be a film from the perspective of Gabbar Singh and about his life.

However, Pandey says that his film will retain all the important characters like Jai, Veeru, Basanti and Radha. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalized but the film will go on floors early next year.

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