Sultan is an upcoming 2016 Indian sports-drama film directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films banner, the film starsSalman Khan andAnushka Sharma in pivotal roles and centers around Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan), a wrestler who has problems in his professional and personal life. From a small town wrestler in Haryana, Sultan achieves global fame winning bouts at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the 2011 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Istanbul and the 2012 London Olympics.
The project was earlier announced in June 2015 with a teaser released on YouTube.Khan will be seen portraying Haryana-based wrestler in the film. Khan underwent wrestling training under the guidance of Larnell Stovall.
In October 2015, there were reports of American actor Sylvester Stallone being cast in the film as Khan’s on-screen coach.However, Raja Mukerji, the Executive Producer of the film cleared that Stallone would not be starring in the film. Later, Sanjay Dutt was then rumored to play the role of coach according to Khan’s insistence.However, Khan later reported that he never insisted Aditya Chopra for Dutt’s role.
In December 2015, Randeep Hooda was later signed to play the role of Khan’s coach in the film. Amit Sadh, of Kai Po Che fame was reportedly signed for the role of young Sultan.However, in March 2016, he confirmed that he is playing the role of Khan’s younger brother.MMA fighterTyron Woodley has been signed opposite Khan with other fighters in the film. In January 2016, Anushka Sharma was signed to play the female lead role opposite Khan. For her role as a wrestler, Sharma took wrestling lessons for the film. In February 2016, Farah Khan was signed as the choreographer of the film, replacing Vaibhavi Merchant who left the film due to personal commitments.
Pre-production of the film started in October 2015 where Khan posted a photo of his character in the film on Facebook.Principal photography of the film started in December 2015 at N.D Studios, Karjat and JW Marriott Mumbai, where the film’s first schedule was filmed.Filming of the first schedule had been completed in late December 2015. Filming of the second schedule was started in January 2016 where Khan filmed for action sequences. A song was filmed in early March 2016, choreographed by Farah. An action sequence between Khan and Sharma was reportedly filmed.The Some of the sequence of the movie will feature 360 year old Jama Masjid of Delhi.In late April 2016 the lead actor Salman Khan was seen riding a scooter as a part of shooting in Muzaffarnagar.
The music for Sultanis composed by Vishal–Shekhar while the lyrics are penned by Irshad Kamil. The soundtrack album was released on 31 May 2016. The album consists of 9 songs.
Salman Khan’s “Sultan” and Rajinikanth’s “Kabali” arriving on the same day would have been the clash of the decade. Rumour has it, though, that the clash has been avoided.
Team “Kabali” were eyeing to release the film on July 7, but now they have moved it up a week ahead. A source told Bollywood Hungama Salman’s film will be dubbed in Tamil and Telegu, which is why the release date of the South Superstar’s crime-drama has been rescheduled.
“‘Kabali’ was locked in for July 7, as an Eid release alongside ‘Sultan.’ The Kabali team felt Sultan cannot affect the box-office collections of Rajni Sir’s film in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh,” an insider elaborated.
Interestingly, both films are genres apart and have interesting premises, which means a different set of takers.
This time, Salman will ditch the usual song-dance routine to play Haryana-based wrestler Sultan Ali Khan. Playing his love interest Arfa is Anushka Sharma. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film has Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh in key roles.
Rajinikanth, meanwhile, will be seen essaying the role of an ageing gangster living out of Chennai’s Mylapore area. Pa Ranjith has helmed “Kabali,” which has Radhika Apte playing an important character.
“Kabali” has raced ahead of “Sultan” in YouTube hits on respective teasers. While Salman’s “dhobi pachhaad” act has garnered 17.2 million hits in a month’s time, “Kabali” is inching close towards the 18-million mark after just two weeks of its release.
“Kabali” is reportedly the most-watched Indian film teaser on YouTube.
Salman Khan’s next ‘Sultan’ is quite talked-about, as the actor is playing a Haryanvi wrestler in the film and has been working quite hard to achieve the look and also pick up traits that of a wrsetler. However, had it not been for producer Ramesh Taurani , the film would have never found its apt title. It is said that the producer held the rights for the title ‘Sultan’; Aditya Chopra set out to make this film with Salman and Anushka Sharma, and wished to keep the same title.
Taurani and Salman’s relationship go way back, he has worked with the actor when he had just started out on Bollywood. The Khans are like family to him, and hence when Salman requested him for the title, Taurani simply gave it away without hesitating. In fact, even when Aditya Chopra learnt about it, he called Taurani as he wished to compensate for the same, but he refused to accept anything. Knowing his relationship with Salman, Taurani gave away the title to Adi’s production house without charging a single penny.
Remember the lyrics from the song in Arjun Kapoor’s release this year called Tevar? If you don’t, well, it goes something like this – Main toh Superman, Salman ka fan…Jo leve panga, kar dun maa-bhan! Like his character in the film, even Arjun Kapoor is a HUGE fan of the superstar! And he is definitely not going to miss his idol’s upcoming release Bajrangi Bhaijaan!
Not only that, Arjun Kapoor will be joining legions of Bhai’s die-hard fans in getting to watch the movie first day, first show!
latest bolywood news ,Arjun Kapoor to catch Bajrangi Bhaijaan
During the Pride Gallantry Awards, Arjun spoke about his excitement in watching the flick, ”The impact is there in front for everyone to see. Bajrangi Bhaijaan looks like another entertaining blockbuster. The whole world will gather first day first show for this film and I’m also one of those people.”
For the ignorant lots out there, Arjun and Salman share a long friendship, as it was Salman who had encouraged the then chubby Arjun to lose weight and try for films. And it has really worked wonders for Boney Kapoor’s son!
So If you are watching the FDFS show of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and find Arjun Kapoor sitting next to whistling loudly during Bhai’s entry scene, don’t get surprised!
Salman Khan who is currently in Mandwa shooting for Kabir Khan’s next ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was recently spotted at Mandwa castle. The actor who has been paired opposite Kareena Kapoor in this film was casually taking a stroll and was also seen playing a game of cricket with a young boy.
Salman is shooting for the last leg of the highly anticipated film, which is scheduled to release this year during Eid. ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has been shot in several locations including Delhi, and Jaipur.
According to reports, Salman Khan will be shooting some high octane action sequences in the village. A large number of fans gathered around the fort a couple of days ago to catch a glimpse of their favourite star, which resulted in a lot of chaos in the area.