Is Shahrukh Khan turning a cop in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Inspector Ghalib'?

Bhandarkar; who is known for films like Fashion, Page 3 and Chandani Bar to name a few, is allegedly making a film on the life of a police cop who pulls up his arms against the sand mafia in India; and wanted an A-list actor from the industry to play the cop in his first ever cop drama, and that A-lister is none other than Bollywood’s bona fide Badshah.

Is Shahrukh Khan turning a cop in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Inspector Ghalib'? Is Shahrukh Khan turning a cop in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Inspector Ghalib'? Source : press

The rumor mill has been churning out constant speculations of Shahrukh Khan walking out of the much anticipated Rakesh Sharma biopic; titled Saare Jahan Se Achha for quite some time now. Though the writer of the film rubbished the speculations saying it's not true; a lack of an official statement on the same yet, has got the speculations only becoming stronger.


While it was alleged that SRK has opted to feature in Farhan Akhtar's Don 3'; a twist in the story has taken place after reports of ace filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, approaching King Khan for a cop based drama film.


Bhandarkar; who is known for films like Fashion, Page 3 and Chandani Bar to name a few, is allegedly making a film on the life of a police cop who pulls up his arms against the sand mafia in India; and wanted an A-list actor from the industry to play the cop in his first ever cop drama, and that A-lister is none other than Bollywood's bona fide Badshah.


As per reports; Bhandarkar is planning to give the film a larger than life treatment and the film will be shot in the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh. 


A source close to the film has revealed to a leading daily," Cop films are doing well. Inspector Ghalib is the story of a cop who is up in arms against illegal sand mining in various parts of the country, and he takes on the sand mafia. And like every other Madhur film, this will not be a movie like a Simmba or a Singham. It will cock-a-snook at the issue and will tickle the underbelly of the system that supports illegal sand mining."


And more recently a certain source has revealed further details to a leading portal; Pinkvilla. The portal has quoted the source saying," Madhur Bhandarkar had a meeting with Shah Rukh Khan and narrated the script to him. SRK has liked it but he is yet to give his nod to the filmmaker. Since Shah Rukh has opted out of Saare Jahan Se Achcha, he is considering different roles and projects. Inspector Ghalib is one of them."


Well; taking you a little back in time, it may be recalled that Shahrukh had recently also hinted about wanting to play a cop during the annual Mumbai Police Festival Umang this year. It certainly will be a treat to see King Khan donning the Police Uniform for the first time in his career! What do you guys think?!


Shahrukh Khan's last professional outing; Anand L Rai's ‘ZERO' featuring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif as female leads opposite him, was a major Bollywood debacle.


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