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Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Salman Khan and I have had a few issues in the past

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s association with Salman Khan goes all the way back to the former’s directorial debut Khamoshi: The Musical. Though the film tanked at the box office, Khan did not give up on Bhansali, and the two returned with a bang, giving fans the iconic Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

Unfortunately, their relationship soured after a few years, and Khan even made unsavoury comments about Bhansali’s Guzaarish.

It has been over two decades since Bhansali and Khan created magic on screen (not counting Saawariya), and fans were over the moon when it was announced that the two will be coming together for a love story titled Inshallah with Alia Bhatt as the leading lady.

Bhansali opened up about his fallout with Khan in an interview with a newspaper. “We’ve had a few issues in the past but whenever we met, even sporadically, we took up from where we’d left off without dwelling on the past and the difference of opinions we might have had,” he said.

“My fondness for him is pure, and Salman, once he offers his friendship, even if you don’t meet or talk in five years, he’s there waiting for you. He’s never told me that he’s liked a shot, a song or a film I’ve made, but has expressed his appreciation for my work to others when he didn’t need to,” the filmmaker added.

Incidentally, Khan instantly said yes to Inshallah. “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?'” Bhansali said.

The filmmaker revealed that he had been working on Inshallah for months and perfected the script before approaching Khan. “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 know this is the right film for us to come together,” he said.

“I’ve been working on it for the last year-and-a-half, starting three months before Padmaavat released, to take my mind off things that were happening at the time. I wrote and reworked till I felt it was ready, then, went to him. It’s my 10th film, I want it to be my best,” he added.

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