Shah Rukh Khan to Work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali Again?
Sources say Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have been meeting a lot and there might be a film brewing between the duo
Nothing official about it yet. But the buzz emanating from Sanjay Bhansali’s production house suggests a renewed association between the maverick director and super star Shah Rukh Khan. A source in the know explains, “Shah Rukh has been keen to work with SLB again, especially now after the star’s experimental foray into fulsome fantasy Zero played out at an abysmal pitch at the box-office.”
At this crucial juncture of his career Shah Rukh desperately needs a big hit. Says the source, “Bhansali and Shah Rukh have maintained very cordial relationship. Shah Rukh visits SLB’s home and spends time with the filmmaker and his mother. There is a film definitely brewing between them. You will hear a big announcement soon.”
Shah Rukh and Bhansali came together in 2002 for the blockbuster Devdas. “They’ve been keen to reunite for a film for a long time. Nothing suitable has come up. But now Sanjay Bhansali has a core of an idea,” says the source. In 2002, Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Bhansali created cinematic history with Devdas, the modern operatic adaptation of litterateur Saratchandra Chatterjee’s novel of the same name. The film became a huge grosser, and also made Salman Khan very upset as he presumed he would be playing Devdas after working with Bhansali and befriending the director during Khamoshi The Musical and Hum... Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Everyone has become more tolerant now. Salman doesn’t mind if his friend works with Shah Rukh after Bhansali finishes Inshallah. Can Shah Rukh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali recreate the magic again? Hope so!
Shah Rukh Khan, after the failure of his last few films, had announced that he was taking a break and would be really thinking hard about his next project.