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Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt confirmed to lead Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah, but what about Shah Rukh Khan?

Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt have confirmed that they will star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next after Padmaavat, Inshallah. Shah Rukh Khan was rumoured to be a part of the film as well.

bollywood Updated: Mar 19, 2019 11:28 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah, starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt, was initially rumoured to be a sequel to Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

Actors Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan have been confirmed to star in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat follow-up, titled Inshallah. The film will be a co-production between Salman Khan Films and Bhansali Productions, reuniting the actor and director almost two decades after their hit Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

Alia tweeted on Tuesday, “I was 9 when I first walked into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office, all nervous and hoping and praying that I would be in his next film. It’s been a long wait.” She continued, “Dream with your eyes wide open they say & I did. Sanjay Sir and Salman Khan are magical together & I can’t wait to join them on this beautiful journey called Inshallah.”

Alia and Salman were spotted at Bhansali’s Mumbai office recently, fuelling speculation about the project, which is rumoured to also feature Shah Rukh Khan in a ‘special role’. SRK and Salman have appeared in cameos in each other’s last films, Tubelight and Zero. DNA reports that Salman had pushed for his collaborator Katrina Kaif to land the role.

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Salman tweeted, “It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey.”

Bhansali’s last three films - Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat - have all starred Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. Padmaavat is the biggest hit of his career, making more than Rs 550 crore worldwide.

Alia will next be seen in Karan Johar’s period drama Kalank, followed by the fantasy film Brahmastra. Salman will be seen with Katrina in Bharat, while Shah Rukh is yet to announce his follow-up to the critical and commercial disappointment, Zero.

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First Published: Mar 19, 2019 11:27 IST