Initially there were rumours that Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor was all set to remake the Malayalam film, but it is actually Salman Khan’s brother-in-law, Atul Agnihotri, who will be making the film. And Atul has purchased rights of the film and it is Asin’s boy Friend Salman Khan will be starring in the lead role ,the lead lady is yet to be announced.
The Malyalam version of Bodyguard had Dileep and Nayanthara in the lead roles and was directed by Siddique.
Incidentally According to our source, “While Boney has been making announcements about various films starring Salman Khan,including the Bollywood remake of Bodyguard, It was Atul who has got the rights of the film and will start the film by the end of the year. It is unclear if Atul will be directing or just producing the film but the shooting will definitely begin soon.”
Whether the film goes on to be a hit like its original and who the leading lady will be, remains to be seen.