A day ahead of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 56th birthday, actor Salman Khan has given him the best birthday gift by accepting to be the lead in his next film. Yes, Salman and Sanjay are back together for a film and it is a love story. “It has been 19 years since the two worked in a film with Salman as the lead (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) even though Salman was seen in a friendly appearance in Saawariya. The script has been locked and hence the news is now out. Sanjay is still working on the screenplay at the moment,” informs a source.
Sanjay is currently basking at the awards that are being bestowed upon his last film Padmaavat.
Prerna Singh, the CEO of Bhansali Productions Private Limited is elated at the development. “Yes, they are reuniting after 19 years. Their collaboration is the best thing that can happen in terms of story-telling,” she affirms.
Salman will wrap the shooting for Dabangg 3 in Indore and then work on Bhansali’s project. This effectively means that Kick 2 directed by Sajid Nadiadwala will be pushed further.
In September last year, during the interactions of Bigg Boss, Salman had given a tongue in cheek reply to the media, “Yes, I am doing Sanjay’s film. I don’t know much about the story. I have heard a one-liner from him. But he is not answering my calls. Please ask him to speak to me about it.”
Ever since Sanjay decided to make films on his own, he asked Salman to be the lead in his debut offering Khamoshi. Though the film was critically acclaimed, it had an eponymous silence when it came to the cash registers....