Mumbai: Even though Salman Khan’s biggest success had him playing a police officer, the actor is staying away from cop roles.
The actor who has played a cop in ‘Dabangg’, ‘Wanted’ and ‘Garv’ is weary of doing another cop role and hence has scrapped the idea to remake Telugu film ‘Dookudu’, which starred Mahesh Babu.
Salman and his family had shown keen interest to remake the film but after going through the script, Salman seemed reluctant to do a cop role.
Speaking to a daily, a source said, “In ‘Dabangg 2’, which goes on floors in March, Salman plays a cop yet again. That bascially forced him to rethink Dookudu.”
Salman’s decision came as a major surprise to the producer and the hero of the film-Mahesh Babu.
“The entire Khan family had watched the Telugu version of the film and they were very keen on remaking it in Hindi,” the source said.
The source further said, “Salim Khan had watched the film first. And then Salman saw it at Pixion theatre, in Bandra, on November 13. Salman’s sister Alvira Khan and brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri wanted to produce the remake. She had even flown down to Hyderabad to finalise the deal with Mahesh and his wife Namrata. Either Sohail or Arbaaz were to direct the project.”
“In fact, even the financial modalities were worked out. The actor’s decision to back out after all this has come as a shock to Mahesh,” added the source.