Buzz is that the two biggies – John Abraham and Salman Khan looking forward to produce a film on Gama Pehelwan, who was the greatest wrestler of his time (1880-1963).
Salman has approached Puneet Issar to direct the film while John has asked Parmeet Sathi to direct his movie.
However both the stars were unaware of each other’s plan to produce a film on a same personality.
“I have been working on the subject for five years. I registered the script in 2011 with the Film Writers Association. Even the titles Gama, The Great Gama, Rustam-e-Gama, Pehelwan and Great Gama are with us,” says director Puneet Issar.
On the other hand, Sheel Kumar, John’s producer partner, said that they have also registered titles for the film.
Parmeet said that he was shocked to hear about Salman Khan making a film on the same subject.
“I have been working on the subject for three years and the film will soon go on the floors. The titles that we have registered are The Great Gama and Rustam-e-Hind Gama. I don’t understand how two producers can register the same title,” Parmeet said.
While Sohail Khan will play the lead in his brother’s production, John Abraham will play Gama’s role in the film.
“Salman suggested Sohail’s name and he has been getting in shape for the last one year. We even have the support of the All India Wrestling Federation. We will be shooting in Patiala,” Puneet said.
In the past, Salman and John had fallout after the Rockstar stage shows in 2006. Apparently, Mr. Khan had suggested that actors should take a pay cut in lieu of the poor collections and John had refused to do, thus upsetting Salman.
The two made up when John made an appearance on Sallu’s television show, Bigg Boss, in 2011 while promoting his film Desi Boyz.