The New York director Kabir Khan has approached Salman Khan for his next Yash Raj Films project. Shah Rukh has been the hot choice for YRF over the years. So, why Salman now? “Dabangg’s success is one of the main reasons for the banner pursuing Salman. Initially, the director was thinking of casting John Abraham as the main lead, but after Sallu’s flick became a smash hit, he decided the Dabangg actor would be a better draw,” a source said.
Moreover, Aditya Chopra has also been sending feelers to the Dabangg actor to accept the film, it was reported. This would be Salman’s debut with Yash Raj Films if he agrees to be a part of it. “The star has never worked with Aditya Chopra, a close friend of arch rival Shah Rukh Khan. Before signing the film, Sallu wants to be sure the team is all on the same page, creatively. Kabir has told the star that he can’t see anyone else playing the part,” added the source.
One can’t help but wonder if the Dabangg factor is hampering the bond between the Chopras and SRK.