Set to make comeback with the film, the Tum Bin actor will essay the role of Salem while Irrfan will play a CBI officer.
“The film would soon hit the floors. Chatterjee is currently going though rigorous training schedules to look like Salem. Irrfan would be roped in to play the role of CBI’s top officer DIG OP Chhatwal who was instrumental in extraditing the gangster from Portugal,” said Angre.
Salem, currently lodged in Taloja jail of Navi Mumbai, is currently facing trials for serious crimes such as murder, extortion and terrorism, including the 1993 bomb blasts case. Along with Salem, his friend and starlet Monika Bedi was also brought from Portugal to India by CBI.
The role of Bedi has not yet been finalised but efforts are on to approach actor Zarine Khan for the slot, he said. The film would highlight the strong side of the Indian law because of which the gangster, who evaded arrest earlier in criminal cases in India by escaping to foreign countries, was extradited to India to face trials, Angre said. The movie focuses on Salem’s early days at his native place in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, his migration to Delhi in search of a job, and his relocation to Mumbai, where he joined the infamous Dawood Ibrahim gang to take up petty crimes and went on to became a notorious gangster with a gang of his own, he said.