By Farida Khanzada and Ankita R. Kanabar
With Salman Khan having signed a 500 crore deal with Star Plus, it was widely speculated that Sooraj Barjatya has sold the satellite rights to Khan, who is in agreement with the channel to telecast all his films. While the channel has confirmed that all of Khan’s film releasing between 2012 to 2017 will be aired on Star network, the official spokesperson of Rajshri Productions said that talks are in progress to work out the nitty-gritty of the deal and an announcement will be made soon. “A decision will be made by next week. Soorajji, Salman and the channel have to arrive at a consensus. Nothing has been finalised as yet. Regarding whether Salman will waive off his fees, will be decided at the meeting. I cannot comment on it.”
The untitled film will go on floors in June with a 90 days schedule in Mumbai and about 10 to 12 days shoot in Gujarat. The film is slated to release in November 2015, around Diwali . Describing it as a light entertainer, the film that will see Salman Khan in a double role, will be more on the lines of Maine Pyaar Kiya. “It will be a light entertainer, with equal dose of romance and action. Nowadays, family dramas are seen mostly on television. I do not think that the audience is interested in watching it on the big screen,” states the spokesperson. Refuting rumours that Arman Kohli has been signed to play Khan’s brother, the spokesperson said that, “it is Neil Nitin Mukesh who will play Salman’s brother.” The film also stars Anupam Kher, Deepak Dobriyal and Swara Bhaskar in pivotal roles.