Salman Khan to play a 13-year-old girl’s father

Superstar Salman Khan will play the role of a father to a 13-year-old girl in choreographer and director Remo D'Souza's next, which is based on a dance drama.

The untitled film will tell the emotional journey of an aged dancer and his cheerful 13-year-old daughter and her journey to success.

Recently, in an interview Salman Khan hinted about the untitled project and quipped how difficult it will be to step into the role which will go on floor in 2018. "In my next, I'm playing the father to a 13-year-old girl. It's a film about dancing. Like the Hollywood Step Up franchise. I'm going to be a properly trained dancer. You know how painful that is? But I've always believed that effortless hard work should be seen on-screen," Salman was quoted as saying.

The actor will have to shed weight to get a leaner physique to play a dancer next year. “Salman listens to the choreographer, then, goes ahead and does his own steps, so it's going to be a lot of lessons for him this time," a source told a tabloid.

Apparently, Remo discussed about the project a year ago but he kept it on hold as the actor had no dates. Remo then started working on ‘A Flying Jatt’ starring Tiger Shroff and Salman got busy with Kabir Khan's ‘Tubelight’.

The source revealed that the duo met last month to seal the project.

This is not the first time Salman is playing a father. 18 years ago, he played dad in ‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’.