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Salman Khan To Co-Produce Lavish Rs 300-Crore  Film On  Sikh Hero With Canada Based Ajay Vrmani, With Irrfan In The Lead



Salman Khan Productions is now going to create history. Hopfeully, in more ways than one. On Monday Salman Khan agreed to collaborate with Toronto-based Indian tycoon Ajay Virmani to make a historical film  entitled  Lions  Of  The Sea based  on the celebrated 1914 incident when the Japanese ship Kamagata Maru sailed with over 349 Sikh  passengers to Canada but was denied entry.

Irrfan Khan who will play the stellar role in the film , is to star as the the Sikh lawyer Gurdit Singh who fought for the Kamagata Maru  passengers’ right to enter Canada.

At a time when Donald Trump has unleashed an unprecedented backlash against ethnic races  and the politics of racial exclusion in America, the saga of  the  valorous Sikhs who attempted to sail into Canada  102 years ago, acquires a  a renewed relevance.

Or , so Salman Khan felt when  he heard about the Kamagatu Maru project and immediately expressed a desire to climb on board.

Says Ajay Virmani.  “It’s an honor to a partner with Salman and SKF once again to ensure this historic story which has challenged many racial laws in the western world is finally being told. The issues of racial acceptance and due processes are at the heart of the story and continue to be relevant in today’s world.  We were pleased and humbled that the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this year recognized and apologized in the House of Commons for the unjust treatment committed against these migrants. 

We are excited to announce this production will commence in 2017 as we celebrate Canada, its diversity as well as its 150th anniversary.  This film will be co-produced by Vinay Virmani and Pauline Dhillon,” says Dr. Ajay Virmani of First Take Entertainment.

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