Mumbai: Bollywood’s enfant terrible Salman Khan is looking forward to play his most realistic character – an undercover agent of India’s key intelligence agency in Kabir Khan’s upcoming venture.
Buzz has it that Salman will play a RAW agent in Kabir’s film, which will go on the floors in the end of 2011.
Apparently, the role of a secret agent will be much different from the flamboyant roles Salman has been portraying of late.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “Salman has always been a very spontaneous actor. Woh dil se kaam karta hai. But when he heard the script for Kabir Khan`s film, Salman was absolutely fascinated. He couldn`t get over the fact that ordinary civilians sometimes act as undercover government agents. Aisa bhi hota hai kya? he asked Aditya Chopra, who went to Salman with the offer. Salman has agreed to undertake all the preparation needed for the part.”
Talking about the preparations required for the role, the source added, “Salman has to be a covert not an overt agent. RAW agents are taught to blend with the mainstream, to not stand out in a crowd, to be as nondescript as possible. And yet, when the need arises, they need to be panther-like in their intellectual and physical agility. Salman has lately been doing extremely flamboyant parts. This one requires him to go the other way.”
Filmmaker Kabir Khan will use his vast experience of docu-drama making to give a new dimension to Bhai’s persona.
When asked, Kabir Khan said, “You know I will not comment on that.”