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Santoshi's London Dreams come true

Months after it was reportedly shelved, Rajkumar Santoshi's much-hyped musical London Dreams, starring Salman and Ajay, is revived again, reports Hiren Kotwani.

entertainment Updated: Jan 30, 2008 18:42 IST
Hiren Kotwani

With the way things are going, the makers of London Dreams might as well re-title their film Abhi Haan Abhi Naa. The Rajkumar Santoshi directed much hyped musical, which was reportedly shelved, is all set to stage a comeback.

According to a source ever since reports of the film being shelved started appeared in the press, Param Jeet Singh has been trying to get the nod from Salman Khan so London Dreams doesn't remain just a dream.

"He's already incurred an expenditure of Rs 10 crore and is in no position to write off the loss," states the source.

Another Amadeus
Based on the Hollywood musical Amadeus, the story revolves around two friends who want to rule the Asian underground music in UK. Santoshi had roped in Ajay Devgan for the other role. Soon after the film began with a day's shoot at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, differences cropped up between Singh and Santoshi.

Announcement soon
Adding to their woes, they couldn't get a replacement for Priyanka Chopra after Khan reportedly ousted her from the project. Before Khan went to London for the unveiling of his wax replica at Madame Tussauds, Singh met him once again.

"That's when Salman called Rajji and spoke about reviving the film," informs the source. "Rajji is open to the idea and reacted positively."

Confirming the reports, Santoshi says, "Yes, we are talking about the project. If everything goes well, we should make an official announcement soon."

Khan and Devgan are still his choices for the protagonists. After their dates are worked out, he will scout for a heroine. Suneel Darshan's Shakalaka Boom Boom was also inspired by Amadeus. It bombed big time last year.