Salman Khan essayed a Sikh cop in the 2021 film Antim: The Final Truth. The film received mixed reviews from the audience and critics alike and hardly succeeded at the box office. Now, the film's director Pravin Tarde has trained his guns on the Bollywood superstar and called him out for making a mess.
Antim, which also stars Khan's brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma, is an adaptation of the 2018 Marathi film Mulshi Pattern.
In a conversation on the chat show Bol Bhidu, Tarde did not flinch or mince any words while sharing his side of the story. The director said, “After watching Mulshi Pattern, Salman took his collar up and kept saying, ‘What a film, what a film, what a film.’ But when he remade Mulshi Pattern, he made a mess of it... Mahesh sir directed it while I didn’t have anything to do with that film.”
He continued, “But today I would like to reveal publicly that I have still not seen that film named Antim; I am not going to show such daring because, in my mind and heart, there’s only Mulshi Pattern. And I came to know from people that Mulshi Pattern is a better film.”
Antim marked the debut of Mahima Makwana and Aayush played the role of an aggressive, dreaded, and territorial gangster, who locks horns with Salman Khan, who played the role of a cop, in his first-ever Sardar persona.
Both Salman and Aayush had to undergo significant physical transformations to play their characters in the film.
Antim: The Final Truth is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, produced by Salma Khan, and presented by Salman Khan Films.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Salman Khan will be seen in Tiger 3 with Katrina Kaif and the film is slated to release on April 21, 2023.
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