Monday, November 5, 2007

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Chooses Salman for Humour - saawariya

After Khamoshi and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam , Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is all set to appear in yet another Sanjay Leela Bhansali film – Saawariya .

Salman plays a character named Iman, who, apparently, is a lot like Salman in real life – devilish, yet introspective. This name also means a lot to Salman, because that is what his father wanted to name him.

Salman has an unusual take on Bhansali's films. He says, "Sanjay's films are almost perfect, but there is a shortage of humour. That is where I come in."

Salman adds that he has seen no change in Bhansali's style since 'Khamoshi', and that the dedication and reverence the director has towards cinema is proved by the fact that he spends all his money on his films.

Salman recalls that when Bhansali was making 'Khamoshi', he did not have money to buy flowers, so he requested the flower seller to give him flowers on credit. This may be the reason that most of his films go over budget, the actor feels.

Shah Rukh Khan's Om Shanti Om releases on the same day as 'Saawariya'. Salman thinks this is just a co-incidence. And he does not think either of the films will suffer because of this. "We have a large population in our country, and therefore, both films will do well – people will watch both," he adds.

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