Over the recent years, Salman Khan has played a simpleton with a golden heart (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), a wrestler (Sultan) and a soldier (in soon to be released Tubelight). After getting into the skin of an array of characters, Salman is now set to play a father to a 13-year-old daughter in an upcoming movie.

Divulging details about this project during a conversation to HT Brunch, Salman said the movie is a dance drama on the lines of Hollywood drama Step Up. The Bhaijaan of Bollywood said he would learn dancing for this and it definitely would be a painstaking task.

I’m going to be a properly trained dancer. You know how painful that is? But I’ve always believed that effortless hard work should be seen on-screen

Salman was quoted by the daily.

The yet-untitled project will be directed by Remo D’ Souza and a source close to Salman said the actor is putting in a lot of effort to perfect the role. The insider added Salman patiently listened to Remo and rehearsed the steps on his own. To discuss the project, the ace choreographer met Salman about an-year ago but the star didn’t have dates available so the movie got postponed.

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Salman Khan, in his interview, revealed about this movie when he was questioned why he didn’t take up character roles like Aamir Khan in Dangal. In the sports drama, Aamir played the father to two young daughters and Salman defended his choice of movies by saying he essayed the role of a father quite early in his career, in the 1998 release Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai.

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Now since Salman is not known to be a perfect dancer on silver screen. His dance steps are widely followed by the non-dancers clan and he takes pride in it. But this movie might reveal a different side of Salman to movie goers.