Nikhil to remake Homeland for Indian audience
Director Nikhil Advani is all set to remake popular political-thriller Homeland for Indian TV. The Katti Batti director said he will be adapting the original Israeli series Hatufilm on which Homeland is based.
“It’s not specifically a remake of Homeland but the Israeli series Hatufim on which Homeland is based. So yes, I am doing the show for Star (network) and they will do an announcement soon. But I can’t reveal other details,” said Nikhil.
The series follows the story of CIA operative Carrie Mathison on the lookout for an American prisoner who may have joined forces with Al-Qaeda. Released from hostage after eight years, Marine Nicholas Brody becomes her suspect.
The director is also working on his next feature film Baazaar, set to go on floors this year. There were reports that he was in talks with Akshay Kumar to play the lead role but Nikhil did not divulge any details.
Meanwhile, the Hero director has made a short film for the ‘Zeal for Unity’ initiative titled ‘Guddu Engiineer’ Nikhil says he intentionally kept the spelling of engineer wrong as the film is about a mischievous character.