Salman Khan to play an ageing dancer, dad to a 13-year-old, in Remo D'Souza's next
Salman Khan has signed a film in the unlikeliest of quarters. He will be seen playing the role of an ageing dancer and the father of a 13-year old girl in filmmaker-cum-choreographer Remo D'Souza's next musical.
Mumbai Mirror reports that the actor will start prepping up for his role as he will have to undergo intense dance training to get into the character. Khan also added in his interview that the film will be on the lines of the Hollywood musical Step Up.
He lost 18 kg for his last film, Ali Abbas Zafar's wrestling biopic Sultan. His next three films are also physically demanding action adventures. He is currently shooting for Kabir Khan's period romantic drama Tubelight in which he plays an Indian soldier during the troubled time of the Indo-Sino War of 1962.
Post that, he will begin the shooting of Zafar's Tiger Zinda Hai which is the sequel to Kabir's 2012 entertainer Ek Tha Tiger. The report by Mumbai Mirror states that D'Souza had approached Salman for the film earlier this year but the actor had a shooting commitment with Kabir first. So D'Souza also diverted his energies towards the superhero flick The Flying Jatt which bombed at the box office earlier this year.
Now that Salman has given a nod to D'Souza's next, it may be an ensured success of the filmmaker. However, there is no doubt that he will have a tough time choreographing Salman in his directorial. Since the actor is known for his impromptu dance steps and not adhering to the choreographer's instructions, his collaboration with a director-cum-choreographer will be a rather risky venture.
On the 100th episode of Karan Johar's chat show Koffee with Karan Season 5, Salman's brother Arbaaz Khan pointed out how Salman came up with his own steps during the shooting of Munni Badnam Hui in Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg for which Arbaaz had roped in Farah Khan as the guest choreographer.
However, Remo seemingly shares a good rapport with Salman as he was recently seen at the actor's 51st birthday. He has also choreographed Salman in five popular films — the 2005 romantic comedy Lucky — No Time For Love, Willard Carroll's 2007 musical Marigold, Vipul Shah's 2009 musical London Dreams, Sohail Khan's 2014 action film Jai Ho and most recently in Kabir's 2015 drama Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
It is only when the film goes on floors in 2018 that we will get to know how the new dimension of their creative partnership will turn out to be. Catch News reports that the dance drama is speculated to a 2018 Eid release. Needless to say, even if he does not get him to dance to his tunes, he has little to worry about the box-office success of his film.
Updated Date: Jan 03, 2017 17:06:08 IST