Salman Khan may have opted out of RS Prasanna’s Champions, with Aamir Khan approaching Ranbir Kapoor for the role, reported Bollywood Hungama. Champions is a remake of the Spanish film Campeones (2018 by Javier Fesser.
A source told the outlet, “Salman Khan was pretty keen on doing the Campeones remake. However, there were certain date issues which arose, due to which the actor had to back out of the venture.”
After Khan’s exit, Aamir is reportedly offering the role to Kapoor. Talking about Kapoor’s involvement with the project, “Ranbir is doing some interesting films. He is consciously choosing varied scripts and genres, building an impressive repertoire. Given his acting prowess, and the fact that he has never really done a sports drama, it will be interesting to see Ranbir in a new avatar. Ranbir has heard the narration, and has expressed interest. If everything works out, he will be seen in the lead with Champions.”