Mukul Dev to play baddie in Salman Khan’s Mental

The character actor has bagged a plum assignment and is all set to take on the Dabangg Khan in the Sohail Khan directorial venture

Mukul Dev just can’t stop smiling! Known for playing pivotal roles in films like Yamla Pagla Deewana and Son Of Sardaar, Mukul has been finalised as the main villain in the Salman Khan starrer, Mental.

The relatively lesser known actor was in for a pleasant surprise when Sohail Khan approached him for the role. And if our loyal khabroo is to be believed, Mukul didn’t have to undergo any test or audition and simply signed on the dotted line. Hmm… good na! Besides Mental, he’ll be playing a grey character in Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha’s Rambo Rajkumar along with other Bengali and South films.

Must say, Salman’s penchant for picking up not so popular names as baddies in each of his films – right from Sonu Sood in Dabangg to Prakash Raj in Dabangg 2 has paid off big time! Now, the question remains – will Mukul be able to live up to the expectations?