Talk of the town is, Salman Khan is gearing up for the first biopic in his 32-year career in the film industry. Playing the character of Ravindra Kaushik, who is regarded as the Best Indian Spy, the actor is ready to collaborate with director Rajkumar Gupta in his next film. This is the first time that Salman will slip into the shoes of a real-life character.
Today, on 17th June, it was reported that Salman is in talks with director Rajkumar Gupta for an action thriller, based on an incredible true story from Indian History. Being an actor who has been successful in varied genres ranging from comedy to drama, action to romance, Salman makes himself to be the perfect choice for a biopic.
Back in 2012, Salman’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ with director Kabir Khan was rumoured to be based on Ravindra Kaushik’s life, however, it eventually turned out to be a fictional tale of an Indian spy. But it seems, life has now come a full circle.
The film in question is targeting to go on floors once the actor wraps up his commitment for Sajid Nadiadwala. Rajkumar Gupta has been researching on Ravindra Kaushik’s life for the last 5 years and he has finally managed to lock a screenplay that does justice to the achievements and legacy of the man regarded as India’s best spy ever.
Known for films like ‘Aamir’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘Ghanchakkar’ and ‘Raid’, Rajkumar has the upcoming film as his pet project and there are plans to mount it on a big scale.
“It’s a film based on the life of Indian spy, Ravindra Kaushik. He is famously known as Black Tiger and is regarded as India’s best spy ever,” Rajkumar narrated to Salman, who has already agreed in principle to do the film. It’s among the most heroic and shocking stories from the Indian Intelligence history,” revealed a source close to the development, adding further that, Salman has an inherent presence that reflects the flamboyance that’s needed for the character.
Set in the era of 70s and 80s, It’s more of a dramatic thriller, with some dose of action in the narrative. The makers are on the lookout for a unique name for the film as the same source confirmed that the film won’t be titled ‘Black Tiger’. “Apart from researching on the life of Ravindra Kaushik, Gupta and his team have also done extensive research to recreate that era,” the source added.
Salman will soon start shooting for Tiger 3 with Katrina Kaif and then move on to Sajid Nadiadwala’s film, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali by end of this year. He is also in conversations to bring the Tamil Hit, Master, in Hindi, however, that’s only if the script is reworked and readapted as per the sensibilities of Hindi speaking audience.