Seems like we have another fight rising up from it’s grave and it’s a pretty old one! Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan had a very bitter parting after Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and that issue just doesn’t seem to get buried but only takes a re-birth when these two celebrities meet.
There were speculations that Salman Khan was interested in buying the remake rights of South hit Kanchana but looks like his old nemesis has beat him to it. Reports have emerged that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has bought the rights of the remake by shelling out more money than Salman.
Sources suggest that the makers of the South movie wanted a huge amount of Rs. 2.5 crore and Salman wanted Sohail to direct the movie. But in the end, it was Sanjay who reigned supreme.
A source says, “There has been a lot of rumours about Kanchana’s remake. At the time when Salman was said to acquire the film, he was supposed to play the lead role in the film. Later, it was said that Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt were also in race. Other filmmakers too seemed interested in the South hit. For Guzaarish too, it was Sallu who was to act in the film initially. But SLB later chose Hrithik Roshan over him and even cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.”
The source says, “Sallu and SLB’s enmity is not new and this development seems to have taken their acrimony to a whole new level.”