Salman Khan, Jackie Chan in a Tamil film

Aascar Ravichandran, known for his grand projects produced at mammoth scales, has once again pulled a casting coup of sorts.

According to sources from tinsel town, Bollywood star Salman Khan has been roped in for Ravi’s multi-starrer, multi-lingual film with Hollywood star Jackie Chan.

In an earlier interview to this newspaper, Ravi had said that the movie, which could be the sequel to Chan’s blockbuster Armour of God, would be produced at a staggering Rs 400 crore.

He had also revealed that it would have a B-town star and a Tamil ‘mass’ hero sharing screen space with Chan.

When DC contacted Ravi, he confirmed the news saying, “I have been discussing it with Jackie Chan for the last few years. The script has a global theme with an Indian connection. Yes, talks are on with Salman Khan.

Hopefully, we will seal the deal in a week’s time. But we are yet to fix the Tamil star for the project.” When asked if the K-town star would be the likes of Rajini and Kamal, the producer refused to divulge any further details.

However, his close aides say that neither ‘Superstar’ nor ‘Ulaganayagan’ will be roped in, as they are looking at relatively a younger actor for the high-action entertainment. Meanwhile, some sources say that Suriya is being considered. (Courtesy Deccan Chronicle)