W hen a film has an unusual lead pair, it increases curiosity and garners good initial collection at the box-office. Like when Aamir Khan and Kajol starred together for the first time in Fanaa. According to a reliable source, the next pair we will see together on the silver screen will be Salman Khan and Mallika Sherawat.
We’ve already said that Sherawat will do a Goldie Hawn in Fauj Mein Mauj, a desi version of Private Benjamin. To be directed by Priyadar shan’s erstwhile assistant, Murli Nagavalli for producer Ravi Walia, the film traces what happens when a young widow joins the army.
Fauj... takes a funny view of how life for the cadets changes when she joins them. There will be two men opposite Sherawat, one who briefly plays her husband and the other who meets as a cadet.
|Salman may star opposite Mallika in Private Benjamin remake.|
While the male leads have not yet been announced, our source tells us, “In all probability, Salman will play the lead opposite Mallika,” and further elaborates, “It happened during the Rock Stars world tour.
He was impressed when she supported his demand that the stars pay a token amount to the choreographers and their dancers for the cancelled shows. That’s when Mallika mentioned that they were still looking for a star opposite her in
... Salman expressed an interest in hearing the script on his return to Mumbai.”
Walia, who is in Singapore for his film starring Aftab Shivdasani, Riteish Deshmukh and Ayesha Takia under E Nivas, said, “It’s too early to comment. I’ll let you know only when everything is finalised.” It is a heroine-centric film. But to fit Salman into the film means that his role has to be on par with Sherawat. “And that’s why the script is being reworked, giving more scope for their chemistry,” maintained our source. So when you hear about Khan and Sherawat setting the screen afire, remember you read it hear first.