Last year in September, reports surfaced that Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan will be making his OTT debut with the Hindi adaptation of the British mini-series The Night Manager. The series was to be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar and the actor was reportedly being paid a huge sum around the vicinity of Rs. 75 crore for the same. However, back in February this year, it was reported that the actor backed out from the project. This was followed by Manoj Bajpayee’s exit who couldn’t be part of it due to the unavailability of the dates. So, the makers began to hunt two actors and now they’ve found their characters in Malang stars, Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor.
According to a report in a tabloid, Aditya and Anil have been locked in to headline in the Indian adaptation of The Night Manager. While Aditya plays the role of Indian version of the Jonathan Pine character, essayed by Tom Hiddleston in the original 2016 limited series based on the 1993 novel by John Le Carre, whereas Anil Kapoor will reprise Hugh Laurie’s role of an arms dealer who disguises himself to be a business tycoon.
The makers are currently finalising the principal cast for the film. Sandeep Modi will direct the six-part spy series and it promises to be made on a big scale. It is being produced by Preity Zinta in association with Banijay Asia.
The Night Manager is a British television serial directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki in pivotal roles. The series originally premiered on BBC One on February 21, 2016.
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