Will Salman Khan Essay don Abu Salem’s role onscreen?
Underworld don Abu Salem who is currently in jail has expressed a desire to his counsel to make a film on his life. The don who was caught with one time actress and wife, Monica Bedi in Portugal for traveling under forged passports was extradited and sent to India. He has been charged with the 92-93 riots in Bombay and several other accusations. Abu Salem would like any of the three popular Khans’, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan or Aamir Khan to enact his role onscreen.
The film will be produced by Sarla Sarogi, wife of Abu Salem’s counsel Ashok Sarogi. “Salem has told us that he would like any of the three popular Khans to play his role in the film, however I feel that Salem’s look roughly matches that of Salman Khan’s. We would like Salman to play this role, but we have yet to approach him,” said Sarla. The film will be directed by N. Chandra who has directed a movie based on the true life of encounter specialist Daya Nayak. N. Chandra confirms that he was approached by the Sarogis, who are also family friends, to do the film. Chandra says “I have agreed to do the film; as such films are always a challenge to make.” Chandra intends to do complete research on the subject prior to starting the film.
Sarla Sarogi who will produce the film says, “Right now we are working on the script with Salem and the film will begin in about two months time.” Mrs. Sarogi claims that they will not face any problems in making the film. Abu Salem was considered to be the right hand man of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, he is said to have delivered arms and ammunition to actor Sanjay Dutt during the 92-93 riots in Mumbai. He has numerous cases of extortion and even murders charged against him. He has a former wife and son who now live in the USA. He is currently in jail awaiting his court trial. Abu Salem recently filed a case against filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt as he claimed that the Bhatt film Gangster was based on his life.
So will Salman Khan play the role of gangster Abu Salem? Would Aamir Khan or Shahrukh Khan enact this role of a real life don if given the opportunity to do so? Well, let’s wait and watch which of the Khans play Abu Salem in the film.