Govinda to play Athiya Shetty's brother in her debut film

Aug 05, 2013, 08:51 IST | Asira Tarannum

Looks like age poses no bar when it comes to casting certain actors. The makers of the upcoming remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 Hero, have roped in the 49-year-old Govinda to play the brother of Athiya Shetty, 19

Vinod Khanna will be playing their dad.

Govinda Vinod Khanna

Salman Khan, who had bought the rights to the film co-starring Sooraj Pancholi, will be making a cameo appearance. Sources say though Salman and his team had several names on their mind, it has been decided that Nikhil Advani will be helming this film.

Athiya Shetty

Says a source, “The shooting will start in November as the film’s still in its scripting stage. The pre-production work has already started. Khanna and Govinda are good friends with Salman, Suniel as well as Ghai.”

Ghai, who’s co-producing the remake, confirmed our story. Govinda however declined to confirm which character he would be essaying in the film. In Ghai’s original Hero, Sanjeev Kumar played the heroine’s brother while Shammi Kapoor played their father.

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