After their musical association with a lot of big Salman Khan starrers such as Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Partner, Tere Naam, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Lucky-No time for Love, music mogul Bhushan Kumar and actor Salman Khan are all set to come together yet again.
In what can be described as a really big announcement, T-Series has signed Salman Khan for their forthcoming film. The film will be directed by Anees Bazmee, who is fast gaining the reputation of one of the most successful directors in Bollywood.
Bollywood Hungama spoke to Mr. Bhushan Kumar who confirmed the news. "Yes, we have signed Salman Khan for our forthcoming project to be directed by Anees Bazmee. The film will be a complete entertainer (like most of Aneesji's films) and will have romance, comedy and some really good music. We start shooting from Aug 2009 and will finish it in one go."
So is there any title in mind and what about the female lead? "We are yet to zero in on a title. We have a couple of options which we will be sharing with Salman bhai. The script is still being worked upon. Salman plays the main lead in the film but we may also look out for another actor to play an important character in the film. It all depends on how the script shapes up over the next two months. Right now its just Salman bhai and Anees Bazmeeji who are on board"
How did the idea of casting Salman come along? "Our company, T-Series, has had a long standing relationship with Salman bhai right since Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya. I have released the music of many of his hit films. We also did a film together earlier - Lucky- No time for Love - and have been wanting to work with him again ever since. When we approached Salman bhai he was more than happy to work with us."
Considering that Salman is one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood and even Anees Bazmee is among the highest paid directors there are talks that the film's budget is in the range of 100 crores. Is it true? "See...the understanding which we have with Salman bhai and Anees bhai is that we will make a big film. As far as Salman bhai is concerned, he is like family. He wants that I should profit from this project and I want that even he should benefit from this film. Salman bhai is known for his generosity. He won't let his producers bleed. The film is a big-budgeted film and the budget will be above 100 crores," signs off the young and dynamic music baron.
Not just Bhushan Kumar, even Anees Bazmee seems all excited at the prospect of working with Salman once again after the blockbuster No Entry. "Yes, I am looking forward to directing Salman once again after No Entry. We had a great time and bonded really well. I am sure it will be a great experience this time too," said Anees Bazmee.
Must say with the coming together of Salman Khan- Anees Bazmee and Bhushan Kumar this one promises to be a real biggie.