Farhan Akhtar has worked as a producer and director with two Khans — Shah Rukh and Aamir. But he’s yet to work with the third — Salman. Although the Dabangg (2010) actor has stated in an earlier interview that filmmakers like Farhan and Karan Johar “don’t want to work with me,” the former begs to differ.
"I have approached him in the past, so I think, that in itself is an indication that I would like to — at some point — give him the material that I think is appropriate to him,” Farhan told HT Café during an office visit to promote his latest blockbuster, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. In the past, Farhan has apparently approached Salman twice with scripts, but the latter didn’t show any interest.
“As I (have always) said, I felt it’s (script) right for him, but he didn’t feel that it’s right for him. So, would I like to work with him? Yes, but given the right nature of the film. Whether we will, who knows?” added Farhan, whose father Javed Akhtar once worked closely with Salman’s father, Salim Khan. The duo has written several blockbusters like Zanjeer (1973), Deewar (1975), Sholay (1975) and Don (1978).
In fact, rumours suggest that Talaash (2012), which was produced by Farhan, was also offered to Salman. “He was offered many films by us,” said the filmmaker-actor, who is yet to direct a film after his 2011 hit, Don 2. He will next be seen acting in Shaadi Ke Side Effects opposite Vidya Balan.
Farhan Akhtar looks on as he poses for the shutterbugs. Aamir, whose film Talaash releases on Friday, says that he picked the film because he found it intriguing. “I loved the script. It has a great emotional aspect and is not just a suspense drama. It deals with coming to terms with the loss of a loved one,” he said.