Yes, you heard it right! Saif Ali Khan has been roped in to play the main lead in Jon Favreau's hit 'Chef'.
The Bollywood version will be adapted for the Indian palate while retaining the flavour of the original. It will be produced by Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment. We hear that the director is yet to be finalized.
As per a leading international website Favreau was quoted as saying, "I’m excited to see how this personal film translates to the Indian culture. The themes of food, music and family should resonate well.”
Vikram Malhotra of Abundatia Entertainment further said, "Ever since I first saw “Chef” I knew that this film had to be made in India. Charming relationships, a feel-good story and a unique journey of self-discovery make ‘Chef’ the ideal film to bring alive in an Indian context. Add to that the blazing spirit of entrepreneurship and the rapidly evolving food scene in India and the context for a Hindi remake is brilliantly set."
The film revolves around a chef who loses his restaurant job and starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. The original flick starred Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr.
Meanwhile Saif will also been seen in Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Rangoon'