Masalamix: Salman, YashRaj patch-up?

Salman Khan debuted with Biwi Ho To Aisi , exactly 21 years ago. So, it might come as surprise that the actor, who is a crowd puller at the box office, hasn’t worked with YashRaj in the span of two decades. But it looks like Salman has finally agreed to be a part of YashRaj’s next, to be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya of Tashan fame.

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Published: Sun 2 Aug 2009, 9:59 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Apr 2015, 1:24 PM

The Chopras come courting Salman KhanThe Chopras had decided to keep away from Salman, because of his controversial image which was in contrast to YashRaj’s clean family-oriented image. But, after YashRaj’s stocks started dipping, it is reported that Aditya approached Salman to play the lead role in Chak De! India.

However, Salman being Salman quoted a humungous price, kept Aditya waiting for 21 days and suggested changes in the script. Salman wanted the film’s climax of the hockey match to be played between India and Pakistan whilst the script had India taking on Australia.

A furious Aditya went on to sign YashRaj’s favourite Shah Rukh Khan for this role. This angered Salman and he vowed to never consider any YashRaj film ever. So when YashRaj approached Salman for Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic the moody actor flatly refused.

But things are different today; Aditya is annoyed with Shah Rukh for distancing himself from YashRaj. 

The source concludes, “YashRaj has pulled in Salman as a life-saver. And the person instrumental for this patch up is Rani Mukherjee, who is extremely close to Salman and is also Adi’s girlfriend.”

Rani Mukherjee with YashChopra: Camp favouriteRani and Salman have always shared a very warm relationship. In fact Rani debuted in Salman’s father Salim Khan’s home-production and also appeared on Salman’s Dus Ka Dum show. After the show Salman and Rani had a long chat during which Rani convinced Salman to bury the hatchet. She added that Adi was very keen on working with Salman. And buzz is that Salman cannot say no to Rani and is thinking about the offer.

With Abhishek turning down films opposite her and Shah Rukh and Aamir getting busier with younger actresses, Rani has had to approach Salman to save her flagging career.

Now, it remains to be seen if YashRaj and Salman finally do a film together.



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