Superstar Salman Khan is currently busy with his next big flick Ali Abbas Zafar helmed ‘Bharat’, which will be Bhaijaan’s mandatory ‘Eidi’ for his fans. The film’s thrilling teaser has already set the mood for its release with the actor essaying a larger-than-life role.
While Salman’s ‘Bharat’ the official Hindi remake of a South Korean film titled ‘Ode To My Father’ is all set to hit the screen on Eid, 2019, he has signed another Hindi adaption of the 2015’s successful Korean cop-thriller ‘Veteran’.
The 53-year-old superstar will be seen playing an upright cop.
The latest reports suggest that Bhaijaan’s character will not be like Chulbul Pandey of ‘Dabangg’ but will be more stylized and contemporary.
A source close to the development has revealed that while several studios were looking to bring the critically-acclaimed film to Hindi cinema, it was Atul Agnihotri and the CEO of his banner, Nikhil Namit, bagged the rights from the Korean production house, CJ Entertainment. This film is right up Salman’s alley.
The untitled film will also stars a younger actor with a strong screen presence as the antagonist and the makers are yet to finalize the cast soon. He will be essaying the role of a young millionaire who is involved in a crime syndicate and the character will be seen as Salman’s nemesis in the film. It’s a good-versus-evil story and this character challenges the cop throughout, according to reports.
While some of the members from Atul’s team are busy wrapping up Bharat, others are working on the script. The film will be a right blend of action, comedy and thrills. And we have learnt that the makers want to take the film on the floors as soon as possible, as the source informed “If everything goes as planned, it will kick off by the year-end.”
‘Veteran’ helmed by Ryoo Seungwan is a critical and commercial successful one, which featured Hwang Jung-min as the cop, with Yoo Ah-in as his playboy nemesis. The film is the fourth highest grossing Korean film of all time. Interestingly, the banner behind it also produced ‘Ode To My father’.
Salman is currently shooting for ‘Bharat’ at a suburban Mumbai studio and in April, he will flag off ‘Dabangg 3’, which will be shot in a 100-day start-to-finish schedule.