Bollywood has a lot of expectations from Salman Khan as he always comes up with something very entertaining for viewers. Salman’s upcoming project ‘Lions of the sea’ is already making us curious! As per reports, Salman Khan has signed Irrfan Khan for his period drama.
‘Lions of the sea’ is based on the Komagata Maru incident. For the uninitiated, Komagata Maru was a Japanese steamship, which sailed from Hong Kong via Shanghai and Yokohama in Japan to Vancouver, Canada in 1914. It was carrying 376 passengers from Punjab (then a part of British India) out of which only 24 people were allowed to set foot in Canada and the ship with the remaining 352 passengers was forced to return to India. This was one of the incidents in the early 20th century, in which exclusion laws were used in Canada and the United States to exclude immigrants of Asian origin.
Amar Butala, Chief Operating Officer of Salman Khan Films said, “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 we hear and read about the refugee crisis and racial profiling constantly. We have begun work on the pre-production and will announce the director and the rest of the cast in the next few days.” Shoot for the film will start in 2017