Reports of Salman Khan doing the Hindi remake of Tamil film "Thani Oruvan" have been doing the rounds for quite some time now.

And the latest report suggests that Salman has acquired the rights of the hit Tamil film "Thani Oruvan".

Mid-Day quoting a source reported Salman's team had liked the concept, and they will soon buy the rights, while another source confirmed that he has purchased the rights of "Thani Oruvan", which was released just two months ago.

"It is a plot-driven film, which earned good money at box office. Salman Khan's production team liked the concept and after reading the script and conducting thorough research, they suggested that he acquire the rights for a remake," Mid-Day quoted a source as saying.

"Thani Oruvan" means The Lone Man. The film is directed by Mohan Raja and features Jayam Raja, Arvind Swamy and Nayantara in the lead roles.

The story revolves around an IPS officer Mithiran (Jayam) who works to expose corrupt officials. The storyline impressed Salman and the actor has reportedly shelled out a whopping amount for the rights.

"We have just acquired the rights and the casting is underway. We will begin shooting sometime next year. There is a possibility that Salman, might star in the film, but since he is currently working on 'Sultan', he will take a call on this project soon," source close to the production team told the daily.