Muscat: Popular Omani actor-cum-director Salim Bahwan is all set to act in a soon-to-be shot Malayalam movie. He will become the first Arab actor to star in an Indian film.
Salim will play a prominent role in the movie titled Uppapa (Grandfather), directed by award-winning director, TA Razak.
The movie will be shot in Calicut in Kerala and Dubai.
"It is a dream come true for me as I always draw inspiration from Indian films," says Salim.
"Bollywood actor Dharmendra had inspired me to become an actor. I watched a Dharmendra film for the first time when I was just seven years old. As I walked out of the theatre in Muscat (capital of Oman), I made up my mind to become a film star,” he says.