Salman Khan plays a widower


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A tough dad’s role

Get, set, go! The actor Salman Khan has reportedly accepted to play a tough character in Mahesh Manjrekar’s non-masala flick. It’s a double whammy: bindaas Sallu will essay a character of a widower who is also the father of two kids.

According to reports the movie is a Hindi remake of Mahesh Manjrekar’s hit Marathi film Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho. Steeped in middle-class values, the film tells the story of a kid who hates to study but likes to play cricket. The father doesn’t approve of his son’s passion for the bat and wants him to do well in studies which can assure him a ‘secure future’. The rebellious son, however, doesn’t listen to his dad which leads his dad to take a strict action.

When Salman heard the story, he liked it instantly. As a source tells a tabloid, Sallu too used to abhor formal teaching in his youth and that’s why he can very well relate to the subject. Manjrekar too confirms the buzz and is quoted as saying, “Yes, Salman saw the Marathi film and loved it. He has never attempted something this middle-class before.”

Sallu’s fans are going to love this change!