Salman Khan to collaborate with director Rajkumar Gupta for a crime action thriller

Once the film is completed, it will be his first collaboration of Rajkumar Gupta with Salman Khan.

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While Salman is preparing to restart the filming of Tiger 3, we bring to you another update from his line-up of films. The star is in advanced discussion with director Rajkumar Gupta for an action thriller based on some remarkable true incidents from Indian history.

A source close to the development told Pinkvilla, “Rajkumar Gupta has been in conversations with Salman and his team for a while now and things seem to have finally fallen in place. Salman has loved the world that Gupta has created and is very eager to explore it soon. The two are in advanced talks for this project, in-fact, if everything goes as planned, the director will jump into the pre-production stage within the next 2 months.”

Throughout the lockdown, the filmmaker and his team of writers have been researching, writing, and fine-tuning the screenplay, and many discussions with Salman have already taken place.

The source furthur said, “It’s his pet project, essentially a thriller with bits of action in the narrative that stems from the screenplay. The story, centered around the protagonist, demands the presence of a superstar with a certain amount of aura, and there’s no one better than Salman to pull off this flamboyant character. It marries content with action, drama and most importantly, thrills.”

“Salman will wrap up shooting for Tiger 3 by the end of this year, following which, he moves on to the Sajid Nadiadwala production, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali directed by Farhad Samji. The makers are toying around with the idea of changing the title to Bhaijaan. After wrapping up Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, Salman will certainly move on to the Rajkumar Gupta film, an action thriller, based on true events.”

(Also read: Bhaijaan: Salman Khan to unveil the first look of his next film in July!)

“Salman is still waiting for the creative team of Master to come up with a story draft for Hindi sensibilities. While he has loved the character of JD, he has asked the makers to draft a completely fresh screenplay, as he isn’t too keen on doing an outright remake at the moment. The rewriting process will take time and he will take a call based on how the final script shapes up,” the source concluded.

Aamir, No One Killed Jessica, Ghanchakkar, and Raid are among Rajkumar Gupta’s critically appreciated films. Once the film is completed, it will be his first collaboration with Salman Khan.


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