Salman Khan in 'Sultan'.Twitter

After showing his softer side in "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", Salman Khan will be back in his action avatar with his Eid 2016 release "Sultan."

A few sequences in the film will be shot in China to recreate the 2010 Asian Games held in Guangzhou.

Apparently, Salman, who has rarely travelled abroad for film shoots, will be shooting in China for "Sultan".

"This happens in March next year. Since Salman is playing a wrestler in the film, it is also a given that he would be competing at the highest levels internationally," DNA quoted a source as saying, according to Bollywood Life.

"A portion of the film needs him to be participating in the 2010 Asian Games. To recreate the sequences, the Sultan team would be canning a number of scenes in China," the source added.

The outdoor shoots to recreate the Asian Games will be in China and the indoor sequences are expected to be recreated in Delhi.

"Salman's films are usually quite connected to India. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Jai Ho, Dabangg 2 — each of these has been a desi affair and hence, didn't necessitate any travel for Salman," the insider said.

"He did travel extensively though for Kick and Ek Tha Tiger, since the subjects demanded it. Now, since Sultan, too, has a portion set in China, it won't be surprising if Salman boards that flight as well."

It is also reported that the entire creative and technical team of "Sultan" not only need to recreate the 2010 Asian Games but also the 2010 Commonwealth Games that were held in India.

Produced by Yash Raj Films, "Sultan" will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and will present Salman in the role of a wrestler from Haryana.