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'Coz Salman Khan says so

Bollywood actor Salman Khan asks director Rumi Jaffry to reshoot two songs in God Tussi Great Ho. Hiren Kotwani tells more.

india Updated: Nov 28, 2007 11:47 IST
Hiren Kotwani
Hiren Kotwani
Hindustan Times

The rate at which sudden changes are happening, God Tussi Great Ho, may soon end up becoming the longest-in-the-making movie in recent memory.

Buzz is that just when producer, Afzal Khan, and director, Rumi Jaffry felt that the shooting was almost over, Salman Khan decided to get two songs picturised on Priyanka Chopra and him, reshot.

An insider reveals, “Salman felt that the songs were looking outdated.. since they had been shot a-year-and-a-half ago. He discussed his reservations with Jaffry and Khan, and it was mutually decided to can the songs again.”

Apparently, the unit didn’t get the required permission in time to film one of the songs at the predecided locations. So, the setting had to be changed. The problem was that when it was screened for Salman a couple of weeks ago, he once again expressed his dissatisfaction. The song will be reshot.

While another still remains to be shot. On being contacted, director Jaffry confirmed that they would be reshooting one song in the city. “We’ll apply for permission as soon as we get freshdates from Salman and Priyanka,”he said.

Spat or not
<b1>There was talk of a spat between the two stars.When quizzed on this, Jaffri states, “Yes, I heard rumours too and even got calls from the media. When Salman and Priyanka reported on the set, all seemed normal. In fact, they were not only on the best of terms during the shoot but also had lunch together. So, I don’t know where these rumours came from. I’m sure we’ll have no trouble shooting the songs.”

Afzal Khan has pinned his hopes on God Tussi Great Ho. If it works, he can contemplate releasing the long-delayed Mehbooba that toplines Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan and Manisha Koirala.

The love triangle has been ready to hit the theatres for a year now. Reportedly, the project went over-budget and the producer is now quoting a sky-high price from distributors. The way songs are being shot and reshot, costs are escalating on God Tussi .. too.

First Published: Nov 28, 2007 11:27 IST