Salman to play a RAW agent
In Kabir Khan’s next, Salman Khan is going to play an undercover agent for India's external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Salman Khan is very excited to play the role and taking all the preparations to get into the character. This is the first time, he is playing any such role.
Says a source, "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."
In his earlier flicks, Salman Khan has played with guns and pistols but this film is deviated from his earlier flicks.
Says the source, "It's far more complicated. 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."
Director Kabir Khan has done extensive research and is looking to give an entirely new dimension to Salman's personality.
When asked if Salman plays a RAW agent in his film Kabir Khan replied, "You know I will not comment on that."
In an earlier tete-a-tete Kabir had said, "Whatever I will direct next will have to be in the realistic space.
My roots are in documentary filmmaking. And even if I make feature films, I can't stray too far away from my origins."