Woah! Did Sanjay Leela Bhansali Reject Salman Khan's Advice?
As a new director, Bansali chose his own vision over Salman’s experience
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s greatest hit Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam would not have been what it is today had he listened to his then confidante and actor Salman Khan.
Let’s admit it, Bhansali created a masterpiece, but the film would not have been what it is had he done what Salman had wanted him to do in the climax of the film.
Bhansali made Hum… Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1998 with Salman, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai playing the lover, the husband and the woman torn between passion and duty. Salman had objected to the finale in which Aishwarya chooses to remain with her husband Ajay Devgn rather than go back to her lover Salman. Salman wanted the ending changed to show the wife leaving her husband, and choosing to be with her lover instead.
Incidentally, Salman and Aishwarya were in a relationship in real life at that time. So we hear, that to convince Bhansali, who was very close to the star at that time, Salman took his friend to Sooraj Barjatya. Sooraj spent a good 90 minutes convincing Bhansali as to why “prem” (love) should win over “kartavya” (duty), reported an article in DNA.
Surprisingly, Bhansali politely and bravely declined the suggestion from Barjatya, and chose to go with his own vision.
We wonder if this has anything to do with Salman being miffed with Bhansali today?