Director Ali Abbas Zafar has taken off to Punjab for his film 'Sultan', which stars superstar Salman Khan as lead.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan. Pic/Santa Banta

Zafar, who has also written the film, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the news.

" Manakpur shah Dargah. Punjab #Sultan...The journey begins," Zafar posted.

Produced by Aditya Chopra under his Yash Raj Films banner, the movie is reportedly based on the life of a wrestler and the 'Dabangg' star will be seen in an action avatar as a wrestler. The leading lady of the film is yet to be announced.

While the shooting of the film is scheduled to commence in November, its release date has been announced. It will hit the screens on auspicious occasion of Eid in 2016.

Meanwhile, Salman's fans are waiting with bated breath for 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', in which Salman will take the audience on an emotional journey from India to Pakistan. It is likely to release on Eid this year, which is likely on July 18.