Salman Khan follows SRK, Hrithik; to play a superhero in ‘Sher Khan’

Updated: Jun 14, 2012, 10:15 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Megastar Salman Khan is all set to turn a superhero. Post the success of his contemporaries Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan in the superhero avatar, ‘Sher Khan’ maker Sohail Khan has plans to cast the leading man of his film, Salman, into a superhero with magical locks.

In the words of writer Rumi Jaffery, Sohail`s home production will "feature Salman in a look he has never tried before." Needless to say, this superhero will be quite different from ‘Krrish’ or ‘G.One’.

It is heard that ‘Sher Khan’ will boast of some never-seen-before special effects. Reports have it that these special effects would be bigger and better than any other Bollywood superhero flick.

So will Salman be seen flying in the air wearing a cape? To which Rumi said he will not do anything of that sort, and, "He will be a hero that kids can identify with. The action scenes won`t have him beating up a dozen goons single-handedly. He has done these things many times before," said Rumi. It is learnt that Salman`s action scenes will be inspired by the ancient forms of martial arts from Kerala.

"Though he has had a massive fan following among kids, none of Salman bhai`s films have been specially targeted at children. Dilip Shukla (who`s also writing Dabangg 2) and I are designing bhai`s first film aimed at the young viewers," added Rumi.

As for the leading lady in the film, the makers are still pondering on the right girl to romance this superhero. The film is being made on a budget of more than Rs. 100 crore and it is expected to go on floors by October this year.