It seems almost impossible that Salman Khan has never starred in a biopic in his entire career but that’s a fact. However, that’s set to change as the actor might just be in talks with director Rajkumar Gupta for a thriller based on the life of an Indian spy. According to media reports, the Radhe actor could soon be portraying Indian spy Ravindra Kaushik who is known as Black Tiger in certain circles.
“It’s more of a dramatic thriller, with some dose of action in the narrative, and this is the first time that Salman will slip into the shoes of a real-life character. Contrary to the general belief, the film won’t be titled Black Tiger and the makers are on the look out for a new name. It’s set in the era of 70s and 80s, and apart from researching on the life of Ravindra Kaushik, Gupta and his team have also done extensive research to recreate that era,” the source told the entertainment portal.
Spy thrillers have been quite popular in Bollywood because of their intrigue. Khan has already played the role of a spy in Ek Tha Tiger. If all goes well, the new film could start pre-production in three months. We await an official confirmation from the actor’s team.
Khan was last seen in Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai opposite Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff. While the film wasn’t well received by critics, it wa streamed widely on a popular OTT platform. Radhe was also the first film to opt for a hybrid release – it was released simultaneously in all operational theatres and on a streaming platform via a pay-per-view model.