Titled Qaidi No. 210 the film was to be made years ago, but has recently been finalized. Salman Khan’s 72-hour-stay during the initial stages of the case with inmate Mahesh Siani will be a crucial part of the film. During the stay, Salman Khan was referred to as Qaidi No. 210 (prisoner number 210), which explains the title of the film.
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According to the producer, the shoot of the film will start today February 16. The film based on Salman Khan’s blackbuck case will not star the actor himself.
Reportedly, a look alike of Salman Khan named Usmaan Khan will be playing the lead role, and two female actresses will be making their debut playing the role of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif. Inmate Mahesh Siani, who shared the cell with Salman Khan, will be making his acting debut with the film.
The final verdict of the case will be out this February 25, and according to Ranjeet Sharma’s statement, the courtroom scene in the film will be shot on the same day. He further stated that he has signed Salman‘s driver, Harish Dhulani, who will be using the same Gypsy that he drove during the hunting incident.
The filmmaker further added, that the necessary paperwork for the film have already been sanctioned and stated that his admiration for Salman Khan will make sure that the film does not portray the superstar in a negative image. Salman Khan is currently shooting for his film Bajrangi Bhaijaan that releases on July 17, 2015.