Antim: The Final Truth, Salman Khan’s much-anticipated gangster movie, will be released in theatres on November 26. For the first film in his career, Salman Khan plays a Sikh cop, with his brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma, portraying a criminal. It’s a showdown between the two of them, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. Salman Khan’s screen time in this film has been a topic of contention since the film began production.
“Salman Khan has an hour long screen presence in Antim: The Final Truth. While it’s not an out and out Salman film, it isn’t even a cameo. The makers have followed the quintessential template of two hero film with both Salman and Aayush having an equal standing and equal screen time,” a source told BH. Adding further, “In-fact, the ones who have seen his introductory scene are already going gaga over the same. It’s among his better introductions in the last few years, as its raw and real.”
While Salman films are known for his constant presence throughout the story, a source tells that his fans would not be dissatisfied with the way Antim was shot. The source says, “He makes his presence felt all through the film and it’s due to the sheer impact of his portrayal of a Sikh cop. Yes, Aayush Sharma is the leading man, but the template of the film is that of a two hero saga with both central characters fighting not just on screen for the final truth, but also in terms of screen time.”
Salman Khan Films and Zee Studios are producing Antim: The Final Truth, which is Salman’s first collaboration with Mahesh Manjrekar. With Antim, the director famed for Vastav returns to his home field of gritty mob dramas.