Sholay remake


Mumbai: 7 February 2022: There are certain controversial choices for the classic, Sholay. I understand that most of you would react in one way or the other. I imagined it as both gritty, humorous, thriller and a bit of a masala, with a realistic tone unlike the rubbish 'RGV Ki Aag'.
1. Ranveer Singh as Veeru- we all know what he has been known for: a chirpy, bubbly and the bravest man, which could be beautifully portrayed by the individual.
2. Siddharth Malhotra as Jai- for his performance in Ek Villain, he could be the better match for the original actor.
3. Sanjay Dutt as Baldev Singh Thakur- for his fatherly presence and his action with his gritty heroic style, as well as his performance in Saajan would do it even more.
4. Akshay Kumar as Gabbar- sounds over the top but his energy and his seriousness in Airlift and 'Gabbar Is Back' does a match for its role and it would set a layer through his origin story.
5. Parineeti Chopra as Basanti- a blabbering individual but simplicity with grace would stand out due to her act in Hassee Toh Phasee, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Shudh Desi Romance.
6. Shraddha Kapoor as Radha- her performance in Haider impressed me with a lot of heart. Even her performance in Chhichore, did tell that she could play perfectly to Jaya Bachchan's role.
7. Pankaj Tripathi as Ramu Kaka- his role will be bigger than the original due to his immense talent in Stree. He would also pack a punchline and mock about the difference between the old and new generation.
8. Venella Kishore as the Jailor- 'Jaathi Ratnalu' has the potential to spread into the Hindi market. His body language does create the similarity to the original's impeccable performance.
9. Randeep Hooda as Imam Saab- his immense talent could bring it in another level. I wish I could have used Irrfan Khan, if he was alive. He would act more like the father than a brother.
10. Ayushman Khurana as Ahmed- in this remake, he would be the brother. It's not because of Randeep Hooda, but also his role would become big, while he investigates about Gabbar and informs Jai and Veeru about it. His immense performance in Article 15 did have his scope to play it.
11. Vijay Raaz as Soorma Bhopali- from 'Kawa Biryani' scene from Run (2003), to the present, he showcased his talents. His role would be based from 'Dream Girl', where his wrong poetries and long tales would irritate people, but his performance would be faithful to the original.
12. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Sambha- the most powerful right hand who will do the rest, while Gabbar is on the hunting spree. His charisma would surely make a frightening psychotic performance which may do something new to it.

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