Seems like, Salman Khan is inspired by Saif Ali Khan’s Sacred Games, where he played a no-nonsense Sikh Cop opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played a Marathi gangster. Now as per latest reports, the Dabangg actor is all set to portray the character of Sikh cop in Mahesh Manjrekar’s upcoming gangster drama, Antim: The Final Truth. The film will also see Aayush Sharma playing a Marathi Gangster. According to a latest report in Bollywood Hungama, Mahesh Manjrekar’s next is going to be a larger than a life spectacle. The movie is the official adaptation of Marathi Hit, Mulshi Pattern.
A source close to the development revealed to Bollywood Hungama, “The cop being Sikh is the sole reason for Salman to do Antim, as he hasn’t done a character like this before. He is beefing up, increasing his beard as he will be seen playing a tough, intense and real Sikh cop, and wear the turban too. There are larger than life elements in the script, but this cop has his own swag, and style of functioning. It’s more like how a cop would be in real life, unlike his other cops which are more commercial and heroic.”
Speaking about Aayush Sharma’s character, the source further added, “It’s more like Salman’s version of a Sikh Cop and A Marathi Gangster minus the abuses and vulgar scenes of Sacred Games. He is attempting to make an intense gangster film this time around and trying to play a rather mature character that blends well with his age. However, his cop is more of a supporting character as the entire story revolves around brother in law, Aayush Sharma’s gangster.”
“Salman’s films have been all about Salman with little scope of the actress or supporting actors. It’s surprising to see him play a supporting role at a time when his stardom is at its peak and given the age, he is just a few more years away from taking up character roles. It’s very unlike Salman’s pattern of working. Maybe it’s an emotional decision taken by him for family, just the way he used to in the early days of his career. Let’s hope this doesn’t have an impact on his standing in the industry, is a one-off scenario and we get to see Salman play kick some butts and play solo to the gallery in his other films,” added the source. (ALSO READ: Salman Khan And Brother-In-Law Aayush Sharma’s Mulshi Pattern Hindi Remake Gets A Title, It's Making Us Go 'Dhak Dhak')
Antim: The Final Truth went on floors on Sunday. It began with Aayush Sharma shooting a chase sequence on the streets of Pune, while Salman is expected to join the cast from Dec first week.
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