Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah managed a casting coup of sorts when it brought together Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt. However, the speculation that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next will cast Shah Rukh Khan is yet to be self-addressed. Salman Khan and SRK have done cameos in each other’s films however their last project together remains Karan Arjun.
A report source says, “Sanjay has 3 scripts. One is Inshallah, which is an eternal love story, the other is on the lines of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), whereas the third may be a two-hero period tale. SLB is talking to Shah Rukh and Salman Khan for the second and therefore the third, however, he’s presently making the first.”
Co-produced by Salman Khan Films and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions, Inshallah reunites Salman and Bhansali after 20 years, once Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Bhansali has conjointly aforementioned in an interview that Salman is now a mega-star, with the ‘cult status of Rajinikanth’.
Asked if Salman has changed from the days of Khamoshi, Bhansali told to the media in an interview, “Oh, yes! Today he’s a mega-star, wholly inaccessible, with the cult status of Rajinikanth sir, yet deep down he’s still a straightforward guy with a pure heart and a noble soul. After Khamoshi, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Saawariya, he and I needed to make one film together, if not 10 more. I’m glad Inshallah happened. From my understanding of him, as a man, an actor and a superstar, I do know this can be the right film for us to come back together. I’ve been working on it for the last year-and-a-half, starting 3 months before Padmaavat released, to take my mind off things that were happening at the time. I wrote and reworked until I felt it was absolutely ready, then, went to him. It’s my 10th film, I want it to be my best.”
The filmmaker also claimed that Inshallah may be a shift from his typical films. “It’s a younger film, the kind I’ve wanted to make for a long time after all the dark, intense, over dramatic ones. Life is not only about dark nights, it’s also about beautiful, sunshiny mornings. It’s a new chapter for me as a filmmaker,” he told the tabloid.
He also revealed he’s producing a film on Balakot airstrike and Pulwama attack and shared that Sahir Ludhianvi biopic is still being written. Asked if the biopic is truly being created, he said, “I’ll make it happen. Sahir Saab was one in all our most talented writer lyricists, his verses are still inspiring. To bring them back through his love story will be beautiful but also a huge responsibility. It’s a difficult film for the writer-director (Jasmeet Reen) too so I don’t want to be in a hurry but give it the darza it deserves.”
Talking about the time he narrated the film to Salman, Sanjay aforementioned, “It was a beautiful, breezy evening. We were sitting in the lawn of his home, and as soon as the narration ended, Salman turned to me, saying, “When do we start?” It took me back to my two-and-a-half-hour narration of Khamoshi: The Musical. We were in his bedroom then and he kept looking at himself in the mirror. I was wondering if he’d even heard me, but when I finished, he told me exactly what he’d liked in the story, making me realize that he is very sharp, and one shouldn’t presume anything with him.”