Salman Khan is set to work with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for a love story, 20 years after their film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Reports suggest that the two are already in talks and that the movie may go on floors by the second half of this year.
According to Mumbai Mirror, a source said that the story is finalized and the director is working on the screenplay. “He had discussed the idea with Salman before the release of his last directorial, Padmaavat. Salman is equally excited to collaborate with him,” said the source.
Prerna Singh, CEO of Bhansali studios, confirmed the news. “Yes, Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are reuniting after 19 years for a love story. Their collaboration is the best thing that can happen in terms of storytelling.”
Apparently, Bhansali was working on multiple projects and was weighing them in mind. But ultimately, he decided to go with the current one. “Sanjay has been working on three scripts simultaneously and was in talks with several big actors. He has finally decided to go ahead with this one which will be spearheaded by Salman,” said the source, adding that the movie is not a historical one but a love story.
Salman Khan will start work on the movie once he finishes shooting for Dabangg 3. It is expected to go on floors by September. “Other members of the cast will be signed soon. The female lead will be an A-lister and they are looking at a 2020 release.”
Priyanka Chopra is believed to be in the running for the female lead, as the actress revealed during a popular chat show recently that she was in talks with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The movie will be jointly produced by Bhansali and Salman Khan. Music composition is by the director himself.
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