Salman Khan Films working on franchise based on Indiana Jones series

Updated: Feb 02, 2020, 06:59 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Salman Khan's production house will develop a franchise based on Indiana Jones

Salman Khan. (Right) A still of Indiana Jones
Salman Khan. (Right) A still of Indiana Jones

Of the many ambitious projects in the works in Bollywood, we hear that Salman Khan's production house is developing a three-part franchise based on Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones series.

A source close to the development informed mid-day, "Salman's team is using the popular action hero [only] as a reference point. The film will be inspired from the original, but it's not a direct adaptation." While Ford plays a professor of archaeology and adventure seeker, the source informs Salman's character and profession will be altered in the film.

"Several characteristics will be changed. There is a conscious effort to not replicate any of Salman's trademark characters—Chulbul Pandey [Dabangg] or Tiger [Tiger Zinda Hai]," adds the source. The hero leads a dual life, explains the sources and says, "He leads an exciting parallel life, which is a way to escape the dullness of his own existence. But the daddy-issues of the original character will be retained."

Upon Khan's approval, the film will go on floors later in the year.

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