Salman Khan and Karan Johar are reuniting after 25 years on a big-budget action film directed by Vishnuvardhan. Soon after, reports came out that the film is based on a true story and will see Salman Khan playing the part of a paramilitary officer. Initially, the makers are targeting to take the film on floors in February 2024 and bring it on the big screen during the Eid 2025 weekend.
Salman Khan Goes Under Physical Transformation
As per the source, “Salman Khan to play Brigadier Farukh Bulsara, who led Operation Cactus in 1988 in the Maldives. He will be a paramilitary officer in the upcoming Dharma project, to begin filming in February. The superstar is undergoing rigorous physical training to play the character of Brigadier Bulsara.”
“The superstar is training for 3.5 hours daily to get into the skin of the character. Ofcourse with a minor change in his diet,” the source added.
Plot Of The Bull
Vishnu Vardhan’s directorial The Bull will present a retelling of Operation Cactus wherein the Indian Armed Forces, on November 3, 1988, assisted the Maldives in reclaiming control following a coup attempt led by businessman Abdullah Luthufi and the People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE). The Indian forces efficiently neutralized the mercenaries and restored control to President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s government within hours.
Shoot Of The Bull To Start In February 2024 After Mahurat Last Week
The film has been tentatively titled The Bull and the journey began with an auspicious Pooja on December 29 at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai. “Vishnuvardhan wishes to commence the journey on this film on an auspicious note and given that his discussions with Salman and Karan started in 2023, he wishes to end the year with a Mahurat Pooja. It will take place tomorrow in Bandra,” revealed a source close to the development. Interestingly, the Mahurat of The Bull is taking place on December 29, which marks 34 Years of Maine Pyaar Kiya, the day that changed it all for Salman Khan.
The Mahurat will be attended by Salman Khan, side-by-side with the entire crew of this big-ticket action thriller. “The principal shoot of The Bull begins from February and the makers will start constructing the set from Mid-January. Multiple big sets will be put up in the Maximum city as the idea is to recreate the era gone by with authenticity. Salman has allotted bulk dates to Karan and he will be shooting from February to August,” the source informed.
Pre Production For The Bull Started
As per reports in Pinkvilla, Salman Khan is all set to start shooting for the Vishnuvardhan directorial in February 2024. “Salman Khan has allotted bulk dates to Karan Johar for this ambitious action thriller inspired by true events. He will be shooting for this film from February to August, and the prep work to change his body structure has already started,” revealed a source close to the development, adding further that one would get to see the leaner version of Salman in the Vishnuvardhan directorial. The film is likely to be Salman Khan’s Eid 2025 release, however, exact date will be locked once the film goes on floors.
The pre-production work on the film is silently going on at the Dharma Production Office in Mumbai and the team will start building the set soon. “Karan and co. wish to put up multiple sets in Mumbai costing a bomb as the idea is to recreate the era gone by with a proper art team rather than recreating them using VFX. The work on creating the costumes and uniforms is also in progress. They want to stay true to the aesthetics. The film is tentatively titled The Bull, and is based on one of the most heroic missions conducted by the Indian Army,” the source informed, adding further that a couple of other titles are also considered at this point in time.
The earlier idea was to do a schedule before getting into the New Year, however, the team decided to take their time on pre-production and take it on floors once all the aspects are locked. “The action will also be different from what we have seen before in a Salman Khan film. He plays a paramilitary officer in the film. It’s a film set against the backdrop of the Indian Army and the idea is to do full justice to their missions and heroism,” the source concluded.
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