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Salman KHAN to Headline Indian Version of VETERAN
Feb 08, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
CJ Entertainment Sells Hindi Remake Rights to RYOO Seung-wan’s Hit Action-Thriller
RYOO Seung-wan’s smash hit action-thriller Veteran (2015) is set to be remade for the Indian market following CJ Entertainment’s Hindi remake rights sale to Reel Life Production. Superstar Salman KHAN will reportedly inhabit the lead role originally played by HWANG Jung-min in the Indian update.
Released in August 2015, Veteran stars HWANG Jung-min as a cop who goes head to head with YOO Ah-in’s violent corporate heir who escapes the law through his money and connections. The film was the year’s biggest hit in Korea, selling 13.4 million tickets (USD 93.61 million), becoming the second most successful local film of all time, though it has since fallen to fourth place and will soon be overtaken by Lunar New Year phenomenon Extreme Job.
Indian remakes of Korean films have been on the rise in the recent years. Several illegal remakes have been followed by a slew of official projects as ties between the filmmaking giants have intensified. KHAN is also the star of the currently filming remake of Ode to My Father (2014), another smash hit from CJ Entertainment starring HWANG Jung-min.
KHAN is one of the biggest box office draws in India, having headlined box office hits such as Kick, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, among many others.