Govinda refused to do my next remake: Salman Khan

Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Actor-producer Salman Khan, who is all set to produce the remake of Mahesh Manjrekar's Marathi film "Shikshanacha Aaicha Gho" in Hindi, says he approached Govinda to play the protagonist but he refused the offer.

"I approached Govinda but he refused it, seriously. For the last three years I have been after Govinda to do the film but he said that he didn't like the film," said Salman, who will be seen in a guest appearance in the Hindi remake.

A 2010 release, "Shikshanacha Aaicha Gho" revolved around a father's quest to see his son as the best student. It starred Sachin Khedekar, Bharat Jadhav and Saksham Kulkarni in lead roles.

There were reports that Paresh Rawal will play the main lead in the film.

When asked about the casting, the 48-year-old said: "We haven't finalised the cast yet, we may title it 'God Only Knows' and it will go on the floors by February."

It was also remade in Tamil, Telugu and Bengali.-*-

'Ungli' to release May 23

Filmmaker Karan Johar has locked the release dates for his two production ventures - "Ungli" and "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania".

"'Ungli' will release on May 23, 2014...and 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' will release on the 11th of July, 2014," Karan tweeted Monday.

"Ungli", a thriller, is directed by Renzil D'Silva and features Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Neha Dhupia and Randeep Hooda.

Shashank Khaitan directorial "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" features Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.

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Full house makes Big B happy

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is happy that his family is back home after vacation.

"Everyone back home...kids, little one, all...Such a joy to hear the sound of pitter patter about the house!" Amitabh tweeted Monday.

The 71-year-old has three grandchildren - Agastya, Navya Naveli and Aaradhya.