Actor Salman Khan, who is busy with the third instalment of Tiger franchise, is reportedly approached to star in the Hindi remake of Tamil hit film Master starring Thalapathy Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi.
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master, portrays the story of an alcoholic professor JD, who takes up a teaching job at a juvenile home. The film features Vijay Sethupathi in a negative role.
The adaptation of the Tamil hit will be produced by Endemol Shine India and Murad Khetani, in association with Seven Screen Studios that co-produced and distributed the original actioner.
According to the sources close to the development, Salman was excited about the movie and agreed to do it in principle. But things did not progress swiftly due to the lockdown. Now, the producers will meet him again to discuss the minor tweaks in the script, the possible dates for the shoot and the director. Meanwhile, the producers are scouting for an A-list star who can reprise Vijay Sethupathi’s role and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman.
Besides Master, Salman is in talks with a leading studio for another film in an action thriller genre, details of which are still under wraps. The actor is expected to make the announcements of these two projects next month.
Meanwhile, Salman’s diary is choc-o-block for the next two years. The actor has several big budget projects in varied genres. While he will step into his Tiger shoes for the third time for YRF’s Tiger franchise directed by Maneesh Sharma. He will go back to playing the sweet Prem for Sooraj Barjatya’s yet-to-be-titled film.. He also has Farhad Samji’s drama Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali and then also has Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick 2 on his slate for 2021-22.
Apart from this, the actor will also be seen in a cameo role in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan, co-starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The actor is currently holidaying in Goa with his family.