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Happy to pay Rs. 100 cr to Salman Khan: Subhash Ghai

Agencies  New Delhi, August 25, 2012
First Published: 13:52 IST(25/8/2012) | Last Updated: 11:40 IST(26/8/2012)

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has decided to wield the megaphone again and team up with Salman Khan for an action packed masala entertainer. Ghai had stopped directing films to concentrate on his film school Whistling Woods International. But now he will soon be getting behind the camera.

He has two films at hand - one with Salman Khan that will roll out next year.

"I am returning to direction. I have two films... one with Salman that I will start next year and other I will start shooting this year," Ghai told PTI.

Earlier, the duo came together for Yuvvraj in 2008 but it was a box office failure. Ghai admits that he made a mistake by making a romantic-musical film with Khan.

"After Wanted he has emerged as the new action hero. Audience likes to see him in this zone. It would be foolish on my part to make romantic kind of films with him. We made a mistake by casting him in Yuvvraj," Ghai said.

"I have signed Salman for my film. Considering Salman's superstar status and the love that he has got for doing action films, I would be making an action-masala kind of movie. He is Superman Salman. We are working on the script," he added.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan


The superstar, who is basking in the success of Kabir Khan's spy flick Ek Tha Tiger, has his hands full with several projects like Dabangg 2, Sher Khan and Kick. "He has other commitments. So once he is done with all of them. We will start working next year," Ghai said.

On rumours of Salman rejecting his film
“It is news to me too that Salman is not doing my film. Rumours and manufactured stories are part of our industry and media, especially when you are lying low," Ghai told Mid Day.

"I met Salman on August 15, when he invited me to see Ek Tha Tiger, which was then followed by a party. We had a good time. As rumoured in the media, I neither met him on Eid nor have I told him about any concept. No one can break my beautiful relationship with Salman,” he added.

“There are no formalities between me and Salman. I have been talking to him about a film from the last one and a half years. If Salman asks for Rs. 100 crore I will be more than happy to pay him the amount because he deserves it. In fact, I am confident that our film will make Rs. 200 crore,” the filmmaker was quoted by the tabloid.




Salman offered Rs. 100 cr by Taurani?

Buzz has it that post the record-breaking success of Ek Tha Tiger, Salman Khan has been signed for a whopping Rs. 100 cr by producer Ramesh Taurani. If the report is true, Salman would become the highest paid actor in Bollywood.

A source told Mid Day: “As expected Ek Tha Tiger has sent the cash registers ringing and many filmmakers have been seen visiting Salman’s residence to make a film with him. However, Taurani, who has earlier worked with Salman and has had him signed since the past couple of years, is very keen that they do a film together."

"A couple of days back, he met Salman and offered him Rs. 100 crore for a film. Taurani is aware that the actor’s last three films have done business near to Rs. 150 crore net and that’s why he is ready to take the gamble,” the source was quoted by the tabloid.

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