Salman Khan denies rumours of signing film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Previously, it was reported that Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be collaborating on a film after nearly a decade, by DNA. Now, Salman Khan has denied these rumours, but added that he would be open to working with the director. "It’s a rumour… Don’t panic. However, after this, if he gets any idea, I am open," said Khan, as quoted by Indian Express.
According to the previous report, Khan had revealed that the two had finally cleared the air and talked about a possible team up in the year 2018. The report also mentioned that it would not be a period film and that no leading lady had been picked.
In the past, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan have successfully paired up for Khamoshi The Musical, Hum….Dil De Chuke Sanam and Saawariya, but have not worked together in over a decade, with Saawariya (2007) being the last project that they embarked upon, in which Khan had an extended cameo.
The process of peacemaking between the two was alleged to have started a year back, when Bhansali apparently went to Salman's residence to discuss the possibility of a project together.
After that, it was said that when Bhansali encountered trouble during Padmavati's shooting schedule in Rajasthan, Khan was one of the first people who called up the director to inquire about the situation and his well being.
Salman Khan, whose upcoming projects include Tiger Zinda Hai and Dabanng 3, will be the star attraction at the IIFA Awards 2017. Fans also await the release of his film Tubelight, which also stars Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and Sohail Khan, and will release on Eid.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, on the other hand, is working on his period drama Padmavati, which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.