The model-turned-actor Vivan Bhathena is said to be Salman Khan’s choice for the movie. As per sources, Vivan’s role will be prominent post interval. It’s learnt that the boy was chosen after several others were auditioned.
“Vivan's role is crucial and has been upgraded from the original. Though several actors had auditioned for the part, the makers felt that Vivan was right for it,” a source is quoted as saying.
The Hero remake will also help Vivan Bhathena to revive his Bollywood career. Though the actor was seen in small roles in movies like Shahrukh Khan’s Chak De India and also in Aamir Khan’s Talaash, he is still struggling to find a toehold in the industry. A movie like the ‘Hero’ remake might just prove lucky for him. It’s being said that talks are on with Vivan!
The Hero remake is a Salman Khan production and is directed by Nikhil Advani. The movie is also a launch-pad for Suniel Shetty’s daughter, Athiya Shetty. The cast and crew are currently in Manali where some high-octane action scenes are reportedly going to be shot.