It was recently reported that Vivek Oberoi was to play Dawood
Ibrahim in Shootout At Wadala, but he had rejected the
offer over differences with the filmmaker Sanjay Gupta. But the
actor is reportedly still too keen to do the role and he is said to
be reprising the same in another upcoming project.
Sources claim that Vivek Oberoi's new project would be a biopic
on dreaded gangster Dawood Ibrahim and it aims to unravel the cult
status achieved by world’s most dreaded don, besides showcasing his
human side. The shooting of his ambitious project is expected to
start in the year 2013.
However, this untitled movie will be reportedly produced by Amit
Chandra, who is also producing Vivek’s another film Kismet Love
Paisa Dilli. According to sources, the script-work of the film
has not begun yet. Since it is a movie on Dawood Ibrahim, the
makers think that a lot of research is needed.