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Salman Khan’s project on Gama Pehelwan now set for TV treatment

Salman's brother Sohail Khan will play the lead in the show, The Great Gama, which will be aired on Star Plus.

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Mayur Lookhar

It has been few years since Salman Khan was trying to make a film on the legendary wrestler Ghulam Mohammad Baksh, popularly known as The Great Gama.  

Salman's little brother Sohail was to play the wrestler, but the project never made it to the big screen. However, Salman has now turned the project into a television show,  The Great Gama, that will air on the popular Hindi general entertainment channel, Star Plus. Sohail will play the lead, while TV star Mohammmad Nazim will play his brother Imam Baksh.

A source close to the development informed, "Yes, it is true that Salman Khan is producing The Great Gama on television. Sohail Khan will play the lead. There’s TV actor Mohammad Nazim, too, who is part of the show. The shooting is expected to commence in a month or two. The show will be shot in Punjab, Mumbai and some parts will be shot in London."

We tried to get in touch with Sohail and Nazim, but did not get a response.

Ghulam was born in Amristar, Punjab before he migrated to Pakistan after Partition. He hailed from a family of wrestlers. He competed in the Indian region and remained undefeated for 52 years in his career as a professional wrestler.