Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next with Salman Khan is not costume drama
The rumours doing the rounds of the Khan superstar Salman are true. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is indeed directing Salman. However, the reports of the two getting together to do a costume drama are wrong.
Laughs a close friend of Salman Khan, “Sure, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known by his costume dramas. But, he has not directed Salman in even one costume drama. Khamoshi, Hum...Dil De Chuke Sanam and Saawariya were period films. Their new film together is a contemporary love story.”
Sources say that the script that Bhansali has in mind for Salman was evolving for a long time. He would have made this particular subject only with Salman or not at all.
More importantly, after Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, Bhansali needs a break from the costume drama and the Ranveer-Deepika pairing. Really! For how long can he rattle the sabre without the edge blunting? Bhansali has done all he could for now with the period genre and with the Ranveer-Deepika cast. It is time to move on and think what context and pretext to do so than SLB-Salman combination which, trade experts say, can still shake the box office if given the right creative stir.