Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif have been signed to play the lead in the remake of Hollywood film Knight and Day. The film will be directed by Siddharth Anand, who has previously directed films like Salaam Namaste, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Anjaana Anjaani.
Talking to us, Siddharth says “Yes, I will be directing the film. Initially, it was supposed to be a remake of Knight and Day (Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz), but certain points in the film didn’t work for me. When it released, Knight and Day was a very popular film and I didn’t want the Indian audience to just watch a remake.”
To rework the script, Siddharth worked closely with Kahaani writers Sujoy Ghosh and Suresh Nair. A source close to the project informs “They have re-worked the script with Sujoy Ghosh and Suresh Nair. Major changes have been made to the storyline and it will be a completely new experience for the audience. The basic idea of Knight and Day remains, but with several new twists and turns.”
The film will be shot in India and Europe. The music is expected to be composed by Vishal-Shekhar, music directors of all Siddharth Anand films so far. The title of the film that goes on floors in February 2013, is yet to be confirmed.
This will be Hrithik’s second film with Katrina after the hugely successful Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Stay tuned for all the updates on the action thriller, that’s expected to release late 2013 or early 2014.