Vivek Oberoi who debuted with a role of small time thug, Chandu, in Ram Gopal Varma’s Company is now one of the top contenders to play headline grabbing outlaw Abu Salem.
Kamaal R Khan, popularly known as KRK will be producing the biopic, is in talks with the actor for the lead role .A source close to the actor revealed that he has read the script, and really liked it.
“He received the script a few days ago, and read it in one go itself. He’s loved the way Salem’s character has been etched and is likely to give a nod to the film.”
A leading daily has also learnt that KRK has approached Sudhir Mishra to direct the movie. When contacted, KRK, who said that he was in Dubai, confirmed the news. “It’s too early to comment, I haven’t signed Vivek yet, but I’ve sent him the script to which he replied saying he’s liked it very much. I hope things fall into place.”
And the director? “I’ve spoken to Sudhir Mishra and he’s likely to respond in a week’s time. By the end of the month, we will make an official announcement,” he said.