Salman Khan’s dream project, Veer is an epic romantic film set in 1875 and is set to hit the big screen on January 22 2010. It is being described as the actors “dream film” “I have lived with Veer for 20 years. It can be called my most awaited film till date. I had written the story of my dream project when I was shooting for the film, Baaghi in 1990,” Salman wrote on his blog.
Salman was inspired by Taras Bulba, a Russian novel and has added other elements of war and father-son relationship to create Veer. The film, which is creating a lot of hype prior to its release, tells the story about the bravery of a Pindari solder and speaks of bravery and the courage of Indians trying to fight for justice and independence.
The film will feature Salman as an Indian Gladiator performing state of the art fight scenes. Apparently the actor has been working extra hard to tone his body for the role.
Veer has been directed by Anil Sharma of Gadar fame and has been produced by Vijay Galani. Released by Eros International, the film also stars Zarine Khan, a newcomer who will play Salman’s leading lady. The film also boasts names like Mithun Chakraborty, Jackie Shroff, Sohail Khan, Bharat Dabolka and Lisa Lazurus (Miss UK). Hollywood actor Jean Claude Van Damme’s daughter, Bianca Van Damme will also be featured in the film.
The music has been scored by duo Sajid-Wajid with lyrics by Gulzar.