Mumbai: 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 these two Khans joining hands for a project definitely excites everyone. It is said that Salman Khan has roped in Irrfan Khan for his next production venture. It is reported 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.
Irfan will be essaying the role of the Sikh lawyer Gurdit Singh, who fought for the Kamagata Maru passengers’ right to enter Canada.
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 the refugee crisis and racial profiling persist. It is understood that work on the pre-production has begun and the names of the director and the rest of the cast are expected to be announced in the next few days. The film is slated to roll next year.