Nikhil Dwivedi to play Abu Salem on screen
After Once Upon A Time in Mumbai (2011) and the forthcoming film Shootout At Wadala showcasing the rise of underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim, a film on one of his former associates, Abu Salem, is set to roll, with actor Nikhil Dwivedi playing the role of the dreaded gangster.
The film has been titled Captain, as it is one of the aliases used by Salem. The project has been conceived, written and will be directed by debutant Navneet Behl, and traces the outlaw’s journey from obscurity to notoriety in a short period of time.
Salem, presently in Arthur Road jail, is serving time for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, and the murder of music composer and owner of the T-Series music label, Gulshan Kumar, in 1997.