Ali Fazal, not Aditya Roy Kapur was to replace Hrithik Roshan in The Night Manager's Hindi remake?
While the recent news reports have confirmed the Hindi remake with Aditya Roy Kapur, originally it was actor Ali Fazal who was all set to take on this part
The Night Manager, one of the most talked about Hindi remakes initially, was reported to have Hrithik Roshan essay the lead. The original starring Tom Hiddleston is an extremely popular British spy thriller series which has had its official Hindi remake in the works for the last couple of years. First it was delayed owing to the pandemic and later the remake was stalled further with reports of Hrithik Roshan no longer being part of it.
While the recent news reports have confirmed the Hindi remake with Aditya Roy Kapur, originally it was actor Ali Fazal who was all set to take on this part. However due to his shoot commitments for his Hollywood film with Gerard Butler and season 3 of Mirzapur, Ali had to decline the project.
A source disclosed, “Ali was approached soon after Hrithik couldn’t do the project. The team was figuring out the perfect schedule to ensure the project starts on time, however it was getting stuck between dates. Ali was already committed to do Vishal Bhardwaj’s Khufiya and then also season 3 of Mirzapur and hence owing to these issues, he eventually had to let go of The Night Manager remake”.
Interestingly Ali will be seen playing an intelligence officer in Vishal Bhardwaj's next and will also be seen in a high octane action drama, Kandahar.