The remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Satte Pe Satta was in news recently and it was helmed by Farah Khan with the backing of Rohit Shetty. Hrithik Roshan and Anushka Sharma were also named as the leads of the film. But then the reports started coming that Farah & Rohit have failed to source the rights of the classic.
Now, the news coming in is that they have tweaked the story and the film is now called Hum Paanch. What’s the story behind the title and how Salman Khan has been approached for the same was revealed by a source to an online portal.
The source says, “Everyone is aware that Farah Khan was to direct the remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s 1982 flick Satte Pe Satta and that it’ll be produced by Rohit Shetty. Sadly, they failed to secure the rights of this classic film. Hence, they decided to tweak the story. They added a lot of novel elements so that their project doesn’t seem a copy of the original. Satte Pe Satta was a story of seven brothers. Farah-Rohit’s script is changed to that of five brothers. Salman Khan obviously is offered the part of the eldest brother. The script is untitled but then David Dhawan suggested Farah Khan and Rohit Shetty name the film Hum Paanch. They instantly liked it.”
It concludes with, “The script is kept guarded but it’s been said that it has tons of entertainment. And that’s obvious since two of the biggest filmmakers, known for masala fares, are associated with the project. And if a superstar like Salman Khan accepts the film, then there’s nothing like it!”