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Bollywood stars in queue for Prabhu Dheva

The director, who is currently shooting with Ajay Devgn, will start work with Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan next year; Akshay Kumar may also join the list

bollywood Updated: Oct 08, 2013 15:18 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Prabhu Dheva,Salman Khan,Saif Ali Khan

They last worked together in the 2009 hit, Wanted, the film that also marked Prabhu Dheva’s directorial debut in Bollywood. And now the choreographer-director is set to work with Salman Khan once again in Ramesh Taurani’s yet-untitled production. However, the super-busy director will be able to take up the film only after finishing work on his Saif Ali Khan-starrer.

Currently, Prabhu is caught up with back-to-back films. While December will see the release of Shahid Kapoor-starrer R... Rajkumar, he has already started shooting with Ajay Devgn for their next, Action Jackson. This will be followed by the Saif-starrer. Also, if the buzz is anything to go by, Prabhu might work on another film with the Rowdy Rathore (2012) actor Akshay Kumar too.

For the past few days, the trade has been abuzz with news that after wrapping up Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick, Salman will start shooting for Prabhu’s next by the end of this year, so that it can release around Diwali or Christmas next year. However, an insider from the industry says, “Prabhu sir will start Saif’s film towards the start of next year but there is no clarity on the start date of Salman’s film. So how can there be a release date or the question of completing the film by next year-end?”

The insider further adds, “As of now, only Sohail Khan, Anees Bazmee (director of No Entry Mein Entry) and Nadiadwala have got confirmed dates from Salman.” When contacted, Prabhu confirms, “Yes, the movie with Saif should start by early 2014. As for the film with Salman, they (makers) are yet to work out the dates. So I can’t say when will that film will go on floors.”

First Published: Oct 08, 2013 13:23 IST