Half-hearted nepotism bites Salman Khan | Memsaab.com

Despite Salman Khan doing everything in his power to promote his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma’s debut film Love Yatri, it’s been a colossal failure at the box office. And with it, end Sharma’s Salman-fuelled dreams of stardom.

Apparently, the superstar who’s known to unrelentingly stand by his “discoveries”, was unsure of his brother-in-law’s on-screen potential right from the start. But then he’s always been overly-indulgent when it comes to family.

Apparently, the superstar who’s known to unrelentingly stand by his “discoveries”, was unsure of his brother-in-law’s on-screen potential right from the start. But then he’s always been overly-indulgent when it comes to family.
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A close friend of Salman reveals, “Salman wasn’t keen on launching his brother-in-law. But what to do? He’s the family’s son-in-law after all, and everyone knows Salman won’t deny his baby-sister Arpita anything.” Once the actor committed to producing the project, there was no looking back, even though everyone around him clearly indicated that they wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole.
 

“He tried to get an A-list heroine for the film, but everyone excused themselves pleading a lack of time. Only Katrina Kaif could have said yes.

“He tried to get an A-list heroine for the film, but everyone excused themselves pleading a lack of time. Only Katrina Kaif could have said yes.
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But since she’s so closely associated with Salman, it would have been odd for her to be seen romancing his brother-in-law. So he had no choice but to sign a newcomer opposite Ayush. All of Salman’s established director-friends also backed out, and a new director had to be brought on board,” the friend of the actor says.

Even Karan Johar, who was initially to co-produce the film, ended up abandoning the project, much to Salman’s wrath.

Even Karan Johar, who was initially to co-produce the film, ended up abandoning the project, much to Salman’s wrath.
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“Now that the film has fizzled out, it’s the end of Salman’s commitment to launch his brother-in-law,” the source adds. Hopefully, the superstar has learnt a lesson or two from this.