#SalmanKhan to announce two major projects next month; six films by 2022
For obvious reasons, Salman Khan’s business life slowed down in 2020. The superstar, however, is in no mood to relax now that he is back in the saddle with Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. He’s currently spending time with his family at his Panvel farmhouse before returning to work. But later he’ll reveal two new projects next month. It will involve Maneesh Sharma’s Tiger 3, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick 2 and Farhad Samji’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Apart from this, the superstar also has Sooraj Barjatya’s next on his slate for 2021-22.
After weeks of speculation, fans of the actor will be relieved to learn that one of the projects is the Hindi remake of Thalapathy Vijay’s Master, which was released earlier this year. Endemol Shine India and Murad Khetani will produce the Tamil version in collaboration with Seven Screen Studios, which co-produced and distributed the original actioner.
A trade source said, “The Lokesh Kanagaraj-directed venture was shown to Salman earlier this year before the junta curfew was imposed. It revolves around alcoholic professor JD, portrayed by Vijay, who takes up a teaching job at a juvenile home. Salman was excited about the movie and agreed to do it in principle. But things did not progress swiftly due to the lockdown. Now, the producers will meet him again to discuss the minor tweaks in the script, the possible dates for the shoot and the director.”
“By the month-end, the Khandaan will head to Goa for a vacation. If all goes well, after returning from the holiday, he will announce his new releases. Meanwhile, the producers of the Master remake are scouting for an A-list star who can reprise Vijay Sethupathi’s role and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman,” the source adds.
Apart from these films, Salman Khan is also in discussion with a major studio for another action thriller. In the upcoming 18 months, he will star in six big-budget films.