Salman Khan’s hunt for the right comedy script appears to have been found. Having done a stint of action films, Khan has been keen to return to the comedy genre for a while now.
Reported on Pinkvilla, the ‘Race 3’ (2018) actor has been in talks with director Anees Bazmee for a film that ticks all the boxes for the perfect comic entertainer that he’s been waiting for, “After acting in comedies like Andaz Apna Apna, Biwi No. 1, Judwaa, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, No Entry, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Partner and Ready, Salman has been keen to do another comedy for a while now. He was on a look out for the right script and it seems to have finally come his way as he has been in advanced conversation with Anees Bazmee and other stakeholders over the last month for this comic entertainer,” said a close source to the project.
The source further added that the film is expected to go on floors at the end of the year after Khan has completed his current projects ‘Tiger 3’, ‘Bhaijaan’ and the Ravindra Kaushik biopic.
The film will be produced by Salman Khan Films with Zee Studios and Murad Khetani. While the final details have yet to be confirmed, it seems this collaboration is very much on the cards. Khan who also happen to be in conversation with Khetani for the official remake of the South action thriller ‘Master’ (2021), has now decided to take a back seat from this project. A source shared, “He doesn’t want to do direct remakes any more. After things not working out on Master, Murad offered a Korean remake to Salman, however, the actor yet again wasn’t too keen on the film. They are finally on the same page with this Anees Bazmee comedy, and things are expected to be locked soon.”
Khan and Bazmee’s collaboration has been successful in the past with both ‘No Entry’ (2005) and ‘Ready’ (2011) becoming box office hits. Again, Khan is said to be playing ‘Prem’ in this upcoming film. Meanwhile, the script and outstanding paperwork will be finalised in due course, “The paperwork and other aspects will happen once Salman returns from the overseas leg of Tiger 3. By then, the script too will be locked and SK will take the final call based on the writing output,” the source concluded.
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