Confirmed! Salman and Bhansali to recreate magic after 19 years
Putting an end to speculations, it has now been confirmed that Salman Khan will be reuniting with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for an untitled project. The actor-director duo last worked together nearly two decades ago in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Salman also did an extended cameo in Bhansali's Saawariya. A source close to the development confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror. Here's more.
Previously, Salman had hinted on working with Bhansali again
Last September, on Bigg Boss 12, Salman had hinted at a possible reunion with Bhansali. "I don't know much about it. Have only heard a one-liner about it. But Sanjay is not answering my calls. Please ask him to speak to me," he had said.
Movie will be a love story; Bhansali working on screenplay
Now, according to the source, both Salman and Bhansali have been looking forward to work together for quite some time. The movie is a love story and Bhansali wants to portray a different side of Salman, breaking the mould of his action image. Currently, Bhansali is writing the screenplay and the basic script is locked. He had discussed it with Salman before Padmaavat's release.
Film analyst and critic Taran Adarsh confirms the news
Film shooting to begin after Salman finishes 'Dabangg 3'
The source said the subject is "close to Bhansali's heart and belongs in a space which hasn't been explored till date." Notably, the film will be a joint production of Bhansali and Salman and is expected to go on floors around September after Salman completes the shooting of Dabangg 3. And, of course, Bhansali will be composing the background score himself.
Female lead in the movie to be an A-lister
The source further informed, "The 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." Apart from the anonymous source, Prerna Singh, CEO of Bhansali Productions, also confirmed the news. "Their collaboration is the best thing that can happen in terms of story-telling," she said.
Other projects in Salman's kitty include 'Bharat', 'Dabangg 3'
Meanwhile, Salman is currently shooting for Bharat, which also features Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani, and Tabu. Later this year, Salman will begin shooting for Dabangg 3 along with Sonakshi Sinha.