MUMBAI: ‘Sher Khan’, the film that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was supposed to do as his home-production in January 2013, was put on hold because of its action content.
Says a source, “Salman didn’t want to do another action film at this juncture and that for his home production. He thought of going straight to ‘Kick’ in June thereby keeping the first-half of 2013 free to take care of his medical issue.”
However he didn’t want his brother Sohail’s plans to be foiled.
“You know how Salman is. Ek baar jo commitment kar diya so kar diya. He suggested to Sohail that they quickly find another project in lieu of ‘Sher Khan’. At this late stage a South remake was the only alternative. Sohail had the rights of Vamsi’s Telugu blockbuster ‘Brindavanam’. But it requires a much younger hero. It was then that Sohail thought of the Chiranjeevi starrer ‘Stalin’. When Salman saw it he loved the ‘human chain’ idea and told Sohail to focus only on that and to do away with the violence. Salman also loved the fact that ‘Radhe’ gives him a chance to play his own age. At 47 he isn’t kicked by playing 20-something heroes,” says the source.