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Saif Ali Khan will play the main lead in the Bollywood remake of the Japanese crime thriller novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’, though it remains to be seen what character he ends up donning in the film.
Balaji Telefilms and the director Sujoy Ghosh acquired the rights of Keigo Higashino’s 2005 novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’.
The novel won him numerous awards, including the 134th Naoki Prize, which is a highly regarded award in Japan.
The English translation was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Barry Award for Best First Novel.
The book has already seen film adaptations in Japanese and Korean, while a Hollywood version is being developed by Kross Pictures, since 2011.
The film may see the return of Vidya Balan as the female protagonist.Other actors rumored to star in the film includes Naseeruddin Shah,Parambrata Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. With Saif ali Khan now playing the lead, two more lead actors need to be identified by Ghosh.