Irrfan is currently busy shooting for Homi Adajania’s ‘Takadum’ and will start developing for this intense role sometime next yr.
If source’s to be believed, Salman Khan gears up for his next production and Irrfan Khan is his hero, the film is titled ‘Lion of the Sea’.
After ‘Barangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Hero’, Salman is all ready for his third venture as a producer and has made great plans. The forthcoming movie is grounded on the infamous Komagata Maru incident.
The shooting will begin from mid-2017, it has scheduled to shoot in India, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Canada.
In 1914, a group of 376 passengers from India, all British cases, headed towards Canada on a Japanese steamship named ‘Komagata Maru’ with an intent to immigrate. The steamer sailed from Hong Kong, via Shanghai, China, Yokohama and finally to British Columbia (Canada) only to be refused entry.
The group of passengers comprised of 340 Sikhs, 24 Muslims, and 12 Hindus, out of which only 24 were accepted, pushing others to come back to India.
This was the first instance of Canada and the US is going through their exclusion laws on people of Asian stock from getting into their lands.
Irrfan Khan will play the character of Gurdit Singh in the film, one of the Sikh passengers on board. It is the
This is a picture that portrays the heroism of all those who were on board and challenged the racial policies of the British Empire… It’s a powerful human tale of conflict. The tale of those Sardars, Muslims and Hindus is relevant still today as we discover and understand around the refugee crisis and racial profiling constantly
The other cast’s and director have not been finalized yet, “The director and the rest of the cast are finalized in the next few days,” confirmed Amar Butala, Chief Operating Officer of Salman Khan Films
Coming up to the media, Ajay Virmani, Salman’s partner for this project, added, “It is imperative to distinguish this story as it mirrors the current global refugee crisis. Lions of the Sea will allow us to embrace multiculturalism, diversity and bring mankind closer together.”