Sanjay Leela Bhansali talks about the possibility of working with Salman Khan, says he has ‘changed’

Despite their disputes, the filmmaker considers the actor to be a close friend.

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When Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan revealed Inshallah almost two years ago, the actor’s fans went crazy. For the first time, Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt were scheduled to share screen time. The film, however, was shelved only days before the crew was set to begin filming.

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After the Inshallah controversy, Sanjay Leela Bhansali spoke with Bollywood Hungama about the potential of collaborating with Salman Khan in the near future. Despite their disputes, the filmmaker considers the actor to be a close friend.

He said, “Salman is a very dear friend, and I wanted to work with him after Padmavat. I put my best feet forward to make it happen. For whatever reasons, it didn’t turn out. We all change as people. So he has changed; in his mind, I have changed.”

Answering if the Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam actor-director may reunite, SLB said it is now up to Salman Khan to decide. “I have utmost regard and respect for the person who did Khamoshi for me, who did Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam for me, and who stood by in Sawariyaa. So he (Salman) has been a very very important part of who I am today and I will always respect him for it. The ball is in his court to decide if he wants to work with me, and if it’s god willing inshallah agar hona hai to hoga (it’ll happen if it’s supposed to happen).”

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