Titles stuck on the tiger!


By Hindustan Times

Bollywood is fascinated with the tiger. At least, that’s what a slew of titles suggest. In the latest twist, the tussle seems to have just got even more interesting.

Earlier there were reports claiming that John Abraham was going to act in Mike Pandey’s docu-drama titled Return Of The Tiger. And now, Salman Khan is on the verge of wrapping up Ek Tha Tiger and is pondering over brother Sohail Khan’s Sher Khan, which has been put on hold for the moment. And there’s more. Salman’s bête noir Vivek Oberoi’s next, co-starring Sanjay Dutt, has apparently been titled Sher.

“It’s a fabulous script. Working with Baba (Dutt) and Soham (Shah; director) has always been a pleasure,” confirms the actor, who in the past has worked with Soham in Kaal (2005). The Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. production is also likely to feature Suniel Shetty and Prakash Raj. It is apparently based on real-life gangster, Sarman Munja Jadeja and will have Sanjay playing the part. The Munja family had a strong hold over Porbandar and other places in Saurashtra in the early ’80s.

Among the female actors, Chitrangada Singh is reportedly in talks with the makers for the part.

“Soham is starting the film by mid-May. It will be shot in a start-to-finish schedule of about 45 days. Right now, he along with the actors, is busy with the pre-production,” says an insider from the unit. The film is likely to be shot across Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Dutt, on his part, is excited about the project. “The makers have come up with a great story. I’m looking forward to the film,” says Dutt, adding, “I hope people appreciate what I do. We are working really hard.”