Salman Khan is gearing up to play the flamboyant Indian spy, Ravindra Kaushik, popularly known as Black Tiger, in director Rajkumar Gupta’s next film. This would be the first time in 32 years Salman is doing a biopic.
Salman will begin working on the project once he wraps up his commitments for Sajid Nadiadwala. “It’s a film based on the life of Indian spy, Ravindra Kaushik. He is famously known as Black Tiger and is regarded as India’s best spy ever. Rajkumar Gupta has been researching his life for the last 5 years and he has finally managed to lock a screenplay that does justice to the achievements and legacy of Ravindra Kaushik. He narrated this to Salman, who has already agreed in principle to do the film. It’s among the most heroic and shocking stories from the Indian Intelligence history,” Pinkvilla quoted a source as saying.
“It’s more of a dramatic thriller, with some dose of action in the narrative, and this is the first time that Salman will slip into the shoes of a real-life character. Contrary to general belief, the film won’t be titled Black Tiger and the makers are on the lookout for a new name. It’s set in the era of 70s and 80s, and apart from researching on the life of Ravindra Kaushik, Gupta and his team have also done an extensive research to recreate that era,” the source added.