This entertainment industry of ours loves to be entertained by misery. Any talk of a rift or a fall-out between friends is not only welcomed but also encouraged.
Not surprisingly soon after Bharat earned a record-breaking Rs 40 crores on the day of release rumours of a fall-out between director Ali Abbas Zafar and Salman Khan began to make the rounds.
The stories doing the rounds claim the two fought over the length of Bharat which was substantially shortened.
Ali laughs away these rumours. “This is all rubbish being spread by people who can’t bear to see us sharing such a warm and stress-free rapport for so long.”
As for the loose talk about the director and star squabbling over the film’s length is concerned Ali Zafar saysSalman and he were on the same page .
“There was no stress at all regarding any aspect of the film between us. He was very very supportive right through the making of not just Bharat but also Sultan and Ek Tha Tiger.”
As far as contributing to the film’s final content is concerned it is a known fact that Salman actively participates in every department of a film’s making, be it the music editing or promotion. No director who works with Salman is likely to get offended suddenly just because the Superstar made a suggestion that the director cannot be refused.
As one of Salman’s most distinguished directors told me, “Out of the five suggestions Salman makes , three are very good.”