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Salman Khan to play a RAW agent in next

bollywood Updated: May 21, 2011 18:35 IST

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Dabangg star Salman Khan will play an agent of India's external intelligence agency in Kabir Khan's next. This intense role will require high level of intelligence preparation which Salman has never undertaken before.

"Salman has always been a very spontaneous actor. Woh dil se kaam karta hai. But when he heard the script for Kabir Khan's film, Salman was absolutely fascinated. He couldn't get over the fact that ordinary civilians sometimes act as undercover government agents. Aisa bhi hota hai kya? he asked Aditya Chopra, who went to Salman with the offer. Salman has agreed to undertake all the preparation needed for the part," a source told Mid Day.

This character is even tougher than those in the James Bond or Mission Impossible series. "It's far more complicated. Salman has to be a covert not an overt agent. RAW agents are taught to blend with the mainstream, to not stand out in a crowd, to be as nondescript as possible. And yet, when the need arises, they need to be panther-like in their intellectual and physical agility. Salman has lately been doing extremely flamboyant parts. This one requires him to go the other way," informed the source.

However, director Kabir refused to comment on Salman's character.

Looks like playing undercover agent is the flavour of the season. Saif Ali Khan is also portraying the same in his much-awaited Agent Vinod.