Salman Khan dropped a bomb on his fans on Sunday evening, when he announced the unexpected delay of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah. Starring opposite Alia Bhatt, the superstar revealed the project has been postponed and will not release until Eid 2020. According to a report, Alia had already started shooting for a song sequence in the film and that a set was also constructed in Mumbai. However, everything has been shelved after Salman’s statement. Now it has been suggested that not only has the film been postponed but Salman will no longer be a part of the project due to alleged creative differences between him and Bhansali.
Bhansali Productions has decided to not go ahead with In-shaa-Allah for now... Further announcement will be out soon... God willing@prerna982— BhansaliProductions (@bhansali_produc) August 26, 2019
The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushed but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!!— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) August 25, 2019
However, he wants Bhansali to make the film how he wants to and the two will continue to be friends. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Salman allegedly said, “Sanjay was a friend even before we started working on Khamoshi. He had come to meet me through Manisha Koirala. After that, we collaborated on Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. When he came to me with this film, I liked it and we decided to work together again. One thing I can say is that Sanjay won’t do gaddaari with his film. I want him to make the film he wants to make. Nothing changes between us as friends and I’m sure nothing has changed in Sanjay’s heart for me. I’m extremely close to his mother Leela and sister Bela. I wish him all the best. He and I will still work in future on a film, Inshallah.”
The insider added, “Salman wanted to change the fabric of the film. While he was happy with the first hour of the story, he had requested Bhansali to rework the rest of the script, especially the climax. Even as the production team set up the first day’s shoot, the two couldn’t agree on the narrative. Bhansali wanted it to be a love story, and Salman could only envision it as a typical Eid potboiler, in which romance is one of the elements. Bhansali respects his actors, and their suggestions are welcome, but not if they aim to alter the narrative. Hence, he took the decision to shelve the film.” The source also informed that instead of looking for Salman’s replacement right now, Bhansali may probably shift his focus to his another romantic project, Izhaar, which he has been discussing with Shah Rukh Khan for a while.