Jackie Shroff to make his Gujarati films debut with remake of ‘Ventilator’

 Actor Jackie Shroff will be making his debut in Gujarati films with the remake of the National award winning Marathi film ‘Ventilator’, trade sources said.

While the movie was produced by Priyanka Chopra, it featured Ashutosh Gowariker in the lead role. Now, the same role will be essayed by Jackie Shroff in Gujarati. He will play the character of a Bollywood hero, the sources said on Wednesday.

Jackie who was a part of films like ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Housefull 3’ among others has also been experimenting with short films, is all set to explore the regional film industry.

Jackie expressed his happiness over making a debut in Gujarati, which is his mother tongue.

Director Umang Vyas will be adapting the Marathi version into Gujarati.

Umang asserted that Jackie is quiet fluent in Gujarati. ‘Hence, he is a perfect fit for the role,’ he said.

Niren Bhatt, who has written films like ‘All Is Well’ and the forthcoming Salman Khan production ‘Loveratri’, will be penning the script of the Gujarati film.

The Gujarati version of ‘Ventilator’ is adapted by filmmakers Falguni Patel and Lawrence D’Souza. It is set in Gujarat and expected to go on floor in March.


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