Anita Hassanandani to romance Salman in ‘Hero’ remake

Actress Anita Hassanandani has been paired alongside Salman Khan in ‘Hero’ remake. Earlier there were reports about casting Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff for the film but now Salman Khan came into board. The 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' actress is highly thrilled to grab the meaty project.

Anita Hassanandani refused to divulge any details except that she has signed the promising project. Salman Khan will tentatively produce the film. "Yes, It's true. It's produced by Salman and directed by Nikhil Advani. It should release sometime next year. It's an exciting role, very unlike what I play in 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein'. So yes, I am experimenting, taking up interesting work and working with great people," she said in a statement.

The film will be directed by Subhash Ghai and is said to be a modernised form of the 1983 blockbuster ‘Hero’ starring Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri in the original.

Anita who is currently essaying a negative role Shagun in the soap ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ acted in movies like ‘Kucch To Hai’, ‘Yeh Dil’ and ‘Koi Aap Sa’. She was launched by television queen Ekta Kapoor.