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Salman Khan – Sajid Nadiadwala Parts Ways?
Salman Khan – Sajid Nadiadwala : One of the most enduring and endearing professional and personal alliances of Bollywood has hit a roadblock.
It seems things are not too gung-ho between best friends Salman Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala . The bone of contention between them? The prestigious project Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali which Nadiadwala was to produce with Salman in the lead, has a new producer .
Salman Khan’s SKF Films will now produce the film and Nadiadwala will no longer be associated with the project.
As the news spread in the entertainment industry , the reactions of mutual friends of the two ranged from disbelief to shock.Sources in the know say Salman and Nadiadwala disagreed on the timeline for the film’s shooting and decided to part ways on the project.
Says a mutual friend, “Salman Khan took over Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali because Nadiadwala wanted to delay the shooting for a while. After the debacle of Bachchan Pandey which Nadiadwala produced he wants to be very carefully with his projects. Salman however wants to start the film right away so he can release Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali for Christmas 2022.”
Apparently the film has many elements taken from Salman Khan’s own life , like the concept of a multi-religious family . In his own family , Salman’s father is Muslim. His mother is Hindu. His father’s second wife(dancer-actress Helen) is a Catholic. The same oneness of all religious faiths is the theme of Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.A delay in the production of this dream project was just not acceptable to Salman.
One just hopes that his friendship of 30 years with Sajid Nadiadwala is not strained by this incident. I remember Nadiadwala had agreed to direct Salman in Kick only on Salman’s insistence.