Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will soon hit the theatres with his forthcoming production venture ‘Lions of the Sea’, an English drama based on the Komagata Maru incident.
According to reports, the Komagata Maru was a Japanese steamship, on which 340 Sikhs, 24 Muslims and 12 Hindus, all subjects of the British Raj, were travelling in order to immigrate to Canada. Of them only 24 were admitted to Canada and the ship along with the rest were forced to return to India.
The all-rounder actor Irfan Khan bagged in the lead role of Salman’s next production ‘Lions of the Sea’, he will be seen playing the character of a Sikh guy named Gurdit Singh in the movie.
The Komagata Maru steamship, which carried the passengers from Punjab, sailed from Hong Kong, another British colony, via Shanghai, China, and Yokohama, Japan, to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
‘Lions of the Sea’ will be Bhaijaan’s third production after coming up together with Kabir Khan in ‘Bajraangi Bhaijaan’, in which he played the lead role and his next production was Sooraj Pancholi-Aathya Shetty starrer ‘Main Hoon Hero Tera’.
The movie is scheduled to start shooting in 2017, it will shoot in places which will include Canada, India, Hong Kong and UK.
(Story by:- Prishita Rathi)