Published On: Thu, Apr 18th, 2013

Did Salman Khan refuse Bombay Talkies because of Shah Rukh Khan?

The Bombay Talkies Directors. Image Courtesy: Anurag Kashyap Fan Club Page via Twitter

The Bombay Talkies Directors.
Image Courtesy: Anurag Kashyap Fan Club Page via Twitter

The latest buzz in B-Town is that Salman Khan has refused to be a part of “Bombay Talkies,” the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema by four top filmmakers, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. The film stars Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui besides featuring special appearances by Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan.

Rumors have been making rounds that Shahrukh and Aamir Khan have agreed for a special song in the short film ensemble, choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. The song will be played during the opening or closing credits. Along with the two, Salman Khan was also approached for the venture, which he declined citing date problems.

However, many are speculating the real reason of the decline to be none that SRK.

Hindustan Times quotes a source who said, “Salman didn’t want to be in the same frame as Shah Rukh. It’s common knowledge that after their spat a few years ago, the two don’t see eye-to-eye. And when he found out that SRK has given his nod for the song, he didn’t show much interest. Though SRK hasn’t shot for it yet, it looks difficult to get both these actors together for the song.”

While hopeful fans are disappointed, many are excited to see Aamir and Shah Rukh sharing screen space for the first time. Due to their busy schedules, the song will be shot in parts.

Meanwhile, “Bombay Talkies” will have its gala screening at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and will hit theaters on May 3.


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- Reena Das is The Global Dispatch’s Foreign Film contributor with a focus on Bollywood. She also covers exclusive Bollywood happenings, celebrity news and gossips for Examiner.com and other media outlets.


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