My next with Salman Khan will be a big musical: Sooraj Barjatya

Sooraj Barjatya reveals his next with Salman Khan is not a sequel to Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published:February 8, 2017 5:12 pm
salmankhan-soorajbarjatya Sooraj Barjatya also made it clear that his next with Salman Khan will not be a sequel to Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Spilling the beans on his next collaboration with superstar Salman Khan, director Sooraj Barjatya has revealed that the yet-untitled film will be a grand musical. The filmmaker has also made it clear that it will not be a sequel to Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, contrary to what rumours had been suggesting.

“There’s something going on right now but I need to put it on paper. It is definitely not going to be Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2, it is something different. It will be a full-on entertainer, a big musical,” Sooraj revealed in an interview, on the sidelines of the launch of his upcoming TV production Piya Albela, to be aired on March 6.

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So, while his own film script is going to take some time, Sooraj is busy producing television shows. In December, he launched Swabhiman on Colors and now he is back with a Zee TV show, Piya Albela. Further, the director is set to bring two more shows in coming months. It seems Sooraj is enjoying developing content for television as the director-producer said that the medium gives him more scope than cinema to tell stories his way.

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“There are so many stories which need to be told which I find easier to tell them on this medium than films. TV gives you time to evolve characters. I have made films of three hours duration or more, I have made those big films with music, many characters. Now to make a film in two hours, have 20-30 characters and justify them is tricky,” he said.  While discussing content on television, Sooraj made a revelation that he has been a huge fan of Star Plus’ daily soap, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. “I have been a huge fan of that show and that’s because it is situational in nature, There are no villains or vamps, everything arises out of relatable situations. From a narrative point of view, I like Colors show, Shakti.”

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