After Dabangg 3 and Radhe India’s Most Wanted Bhai, Salman Khan returns to his most beloved colour khaki in Mahesh Manjrekar’s Antim, the Hindi remake of the Marathi hit Mulshi Pattern. How different can this cop’s film be when compared with the other two films ? Prabhudheva had told this writer, “Since I directed both Dabangg 3 and Radhe I knew exactly what to do to ensure Salman Sir’s characters came across as different in both films. We can’t have him play similar cops in two consecutive films .”
What efforts would director Mahesh Manjrekar make to ensure Salman’s cop role in Antim would be very different from both? Mahesh who is a close friend of Salman(Mahesh’s daughter Saiee Manjrekar was launched by Salman in Dabangg 3) has been told to work on the cop’s role to give it a “third dimension” that “extra edge” so that the cop in Antim would be nothing like Chulbul Pandey and Radhe.
For one, the cop in Antim is a turbaned Sikh. Salman has played a Sardarji before in Samir Karnik's Heroes in 2008. Also, Antim is an extended guest appearance for Salman Khan, and the focus is on his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma.
A few days ago, Aayush Sharma took to his Instagram account and shared Salman Khan’s first look for Antim. The short clip shows Salman in a turban, wearing a dark blue chequered shirt and grey pants. He can also be seen with a Khalsa locket on, as he walks towards a vegetable market in the video. In case you haven’t seen the first look yet, check it out below.
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