Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali were coming together after years for the Eid release titled ‘Inshallah’. The movie also starred Alia Bhatt alongside Salman Khan. But due to some differences Salman and Bhansali’s Inshallah got shelved.
Salman then announced ‘Radhe’ as his Eid release and Sanjay Leela Bhansali started working on Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Both Salman and Bhansali have moved ahead with their respective films. Salman with Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai and Bhansali with Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Gangubai Kathiawadi’s shoot will be starting from next week in Mehboob Studios. While Salman Khan was planning to do the same with Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Radhe is directed by PrabhuDheva.
A trade source said, “Salman Khan will be shooting for his home production, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, from November 4 at Mehboob Studios, in Bandra and the construction of the sets have started a few days ago. But what he didn’t know was that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was also planning to begin shooting at the same studios around the same time. But SLB came to know about it when the set of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai was being constructed so he decided to shift to Film City, in Goregaon – even though they have shot a song for the same on a set constructed earlier.
It’s a nice gesture of SLB to move his set to Film City as he’s a very sensitive and perceptive filmmaker. He must have realized that if he and Salman Khan kept bumping into each other at Mehboob Studios, during each other’s shoots in the future, it could become awkward for them both, with the media getting maximum mileage out it.”
The source adds that while Gangubai’s set construction is almost ready in Film City. There was another reason for the change in location.
“SLB loves larger-than-life cinema so his shooting will cover two sets in Film City. It’s a sensible decision of the filmmaker to shift his set. Or it could have become a tense situation for both. Even though the parting was amicable. Bhansali was planning to block Mehboob Studio in Bandra for the November shoot. As he’s known to shoot in complete secrecy. He doesn’t like people taking pictures on their cell phones and leaking out the look of the film. And that’s when he came to know about the Radhe shoot. Salman Khan has many people coming to meet him. The buzz is that he will do his interviews from the Radhe shoot so plenty of media would also be there. For these reasons, Bhansali decided it was more practical to shift his shoot rather than continue here.”
‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ are two movies that are completely different in genre. Gangubai Kathiawadi revolves around a character, who was a brothel-owner in Kamathipura. While Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is an action thriller and about an undercover cop who tracks all over India on a thrilling mission.