Salman Khan and Irrfan Khan two top actors of Bollywood have joined forces for the Dabangg Khan’s next venture. The film named ‘Lions of the Sea’ will be based on on the Komagata Maru incident. Yes, Salman Khan Production is all set to produce a new film based on the famous incident and it will have Irrfan Khan depicting a powerful role in it.
Amar Butala, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Salman Khan Films said, “It’s a powerful human story of struggle and triumph in which Irrfan will play a Sikh named Gurdit Singh. The story of those Sardars, Muslims and Hindus is relevant even today as we hear and read about the refugee crisis and racial profiling constantly. We have begun work on the pre-production and will announce the director and the rest of the cast in the next few days.”
The movie will go on floors in the year 2017. The rest of the cast will soon be finalised. Shooting for the same will be done in India, Hong Kong and Canada.
‘Komagata Maru’ involved the Japanese steamship of the same name that consisted 24 Muslims, 340 Sikhs and 12 Hindus, escaping from the harrowing British Raj in 1914. Their attempt to immigrate from the country and flee to Canada via Shanghai, Hong Kong, Yokohama and Vancouver, British Columbia from Punjab. But only 24 of them were able to cross borders and find solace in the land of Canada. The others were rejected by the country and told to return from where they came. One of the first instances in a series where Canada and the US used their exclusion laws to bar Asian-originated immigrants from entering their country in the early 20th century.
Currently Irrfan Khan is busy with Homi Adajania’s ‘Takadum’, that also stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra. While Salman Khan has his hands full with Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ and sequel to ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.
Well the coming together of these talented actors spell magic at the box-office for sure.
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