Our source close to the unit says, “Salman wanted a warrior look for the film that he has been waiting to make for 15 years. When the film was finalised, he worked hard on the script. He wanted a distinct look in the film which is set in the 19th century. After much deliberation, Salman decided to have long hair and a stunning physique with it. In fact when he went to London, he followed a strict diet and exercise regime and is now ready with the six pack.”
Alok Mathur, official spokesperson for Salman Khan, says, “Salman bhai had vowed that he would be back with this look and he has kept his word. He was on a strict diet and completely gave up rice. He was eating boiled chicken and proteins only. He gave up oily and fried stuff. The results are there for everyone to see.”
Vijay Galani the producer of the film says, “When I had signed Salman, we had not decided on the script or the director. I just signed him since I wanted to work with him and he gave me the idea of making this film. I knew that the film had a huge canvas that needed a lot of pre-production work. Then Anil Sharma came on board and we did research and decided on our shooting locations.
The film is set between 1860 and 1900 and we travelled all over the country to look for a story. We then decided to make a film on the Pindari tribe from Rajasthan which did not give in to the British rule. Salman plays a member of that tribe. After much discussion we decided on this look with long hair. Salman has worked very hard on his body and his look. We are all set to shoot the film now.”
The film will be completed by April or May next year and will be shot in various parts of India with a major schedule in London.