Salman Khan to play a dwarf in Anand L Rai's next?

Jun 05, 2014, 08:13 IST | Asira Tarannum

Actor Salman Khan, who is currently shooting for 'Kick' with Jacqueline Fernandez, has been signed on by 'Raanjhanaa' director Anand L Rai for his next project 

If sources are to be believed, director Anand L Rai has signed Salman Khan for his next film. Rai, who directed the Dhanush-Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Raanjhanaa' was apparently in talks with the star for a long time.

Salman KhanSalman Khan

Salman, who is currently shooting for 'Kick' opposite Jacqueline Fernandez, has agreed to do the project. The script is being worked upon and if all goes well, Salman will be playing a dwarf in the film.

Says a source, “Salman has wanted to work with Rai for a while now and recently, he gave his nod to the project. Pre-production work on this film will start soon and the film will have Salman playing a dwarf in it. The actor loves experimenting with different looks and characters, which is why he readily agreed to do the project.”

While director Anand L Rai was unavailable for comment, another source adds that the dates for the project are yet to be decided. “Salman doesn’t have any dates till 2016 and right now, Anand L Rai is working on the sequel of 'Tanu Weds Manu'. But yes, Rai will soon look at working on its pre-production,” says this source.

A tale of dwarves

>> Kamal Haasan played a dwarf in Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989). He played three roles in the film; that of a mechanic, a circus clown (also a dwarf) and a police officer. It was released in Telugu as Vichithra Sodarulu and in Hindi as 'Appu Raja' in 1990.

Kamal Hassan in 'Apoorva Sagodharargal'
Kamal Hassan in 'Apoorva Sagodharargal'

>> Anupam Kher played a dwarf in Shirish Kunder’s film, 'Jaan-e-Mann' (2006). In one of the sequences in 'Dhoom-2', Hrithik Roshan played a dwarf.

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