While one is known for his commercial star value, the other
steals away everyone's hearts with his hard-hitting films!
Therefore the news of this two Khans joining hands for a project
definitely excites everyone.
If reports are to be believed then Salman Khan has roped in
Irrfan Khan for his next production venture. We hear that the
Tubeight actor has agreed to collaborate with Toronto-based Indian
tycoon Ajay Virmani to make a historical film entitled Lions Of The
Sea. The film is based on the celebrated 1914 incident when the
Japanese ship Kamagata Maru sailed with over 349 Sikh passengers to
Canada but was denied entry and stars Irrfan Khan.
The actor will be essaying the role of the Sikh lawyer Gurdit
Singh who fought for the Kamagata Maru passengers' right to enter
Amar Butala, CEO of Salman Khan Films confirmed this news and
was quoted saying, "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
The film is slated to roll next year.
Meanwhile, Irrfan will be next seen in Takadum and is also said
to be starring in Tanuja Chandra's rom-com.