Mumbai, Oct 6: Sajid Khan is all in praise for Tamannaah these days, as he is shooting for the remake of "Himmatwala", where Tamannaah plays the female lead along with Ajay Devgn as the hero. Sajid says Tamannaah is the Sridevi of this day. The filming of the film is being carried on in the Film City at Hyderabad.
Sajid says his take on "Himmatwala" which originally starred Jeetendra and Sridevi, is not a plain remake but a rewrite of the story. He had grown up watching the film, as he just 11 when the film released. This film is a tribute to the original film.
However the film is set in the 80s only. Talking of the male lead Ajay in the film, Sajid says Ajay is one such actor who can do films on any genres. Be it comedies, or action, or thriller, or dramas, Ajay has done every roles with intensity and cant be tagged. As for the heroine, he chose a popular South Indian face, Tamannaah, just as Sridevi who was then a very popular heroine of the South was cast in the flick. Tamannaah is a talented actress and she is very disciplined said the director. She is a thorough professional!