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Salman Khan takes on Indiana Jones

By SUBHASH K JHA
March 22, 2020 11:13 IST
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If we saw the mischievous side of Salman Khan in Dabangg 3, Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai will feature him as a cop who barely smiles.

The serious cop is out to eradicate crime in Mumbai and he means business.

Apparently, Salman will not sing any songs either.

"Not this time," a source tells Subhash K Jha. "Radhe is far more raw and real than Dabangg. This time, Salman plays a cop in Mumbai who won't treat crime and criminals lightly. The cop has nothing to feel happy about."

"In that sense, he is like Amitabh Bachchansaab in Zanjeer -- very angry sullen and no-nonsense."

The role of the angry cop in Zanjeer, which turned Mr Bachchan's career around, had been turned down by Dev Anand and Raaj Kumar because of the cop's insistence on not singing.

In Radhe, Salman is happy to go along with the grim graph of the character. 

 

Meanwhile, there's news that a team of writers at Salman's production house are working on an Indianised version of Steven Spielberg's iconic franchise Indiana Jones.

The hugely successful series, featuring Harrison Ford as an adventurous archaeologist, took the global box office by storm in the 1980s.

What would Salman's version be like?

Very different, a source says.

"What will remain the same is the love of the outdoors. Like Harrison Ford, Salman will play a professional exploring virgin territories for various adventures. The spirit of the Indiana Jones films will remain intact," says the source.

"For long now, Salman has wanted to do something adventurous rugged and outdoors. An Indianised Indiana Jones is just what the doctor prescribed," adds the source.

It may be developed as Salman's first Web series.

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