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Salman, the new Tarzan!

October 22, 2007 18:27 IST

Salman Khan seems to have taken his bare-chested image to the next level. Now, we may have an entire film with the Khan sans his shirt. And maybe trousers as well!

 

Salman has just signed on a film called Tarzan, set in the jungles. Salman will sport a new look for the film, which will go on the floors next year.

 

"I was always fascinated by Tarzan stories and I am glad that I have got a chance to do the film," Salman told mediapersons in Mumbai.

 

The film will be directed by Anees Bazme who directed No Entry, one of Salman's biggest hits.

 

"I want to do the film for children," the actor continued. "I have found out that I have a huge fan following among kids, and I want to dedicate this film to them." said Salman.

 

It sure seems that Salman has been inspired by Aamir Khan and his new children's film, Taare Zameen Par.

 

"I will get a new hairstyle for this film. It will be as popular as my hairstyle in Tere Naam. I want a different kind of look that will become a style statement," Salman added.

 

Asked was he prepared to stay in a jungle, Salman exclaimed, "Of course! Tarzan lived in a jungle with wild animals. You will see that element in my film too. I only hope animal activists don't come after my life before the film begins!" he laughed.

 

Does he see a market for such kinds of movies? "If (actor) Hemant Birje could make Tarzan a hit film 20 years ago, then I am sure I too can make it."

Syed Firdaus Ashraf