This has to be the casting coup of the year. Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan have been roped in for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next, Inshallah. Unlike the director's last few movies - Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, Ram Leela - this one would not be in the intense zone, suggest some reports. More on that later. Right now, we need to talk about the new deets of the characters Salman and Alia will play in the film. Some rumours suggested that the two have been cast as sibling in the film. But that won't make us call this casting coup of the year. Would it? As per the latest report by Mumbai Mirror, the two actors - with an age gap of decades between them - have actually been romantically paired. Alia Bhatt Reacts to Getting Criticized for Pairing up With Salman Khan for Inshallah, Says it Doesn't Bother Her.
The news daily's source revealed that Salman will be playing a businessman in his mid-40s. "The character is reminiscent of his turn in the 1997 romcom Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai," the source added. Well, if our memory is correct, Salman's character in the '90s film was that of a playboy. Also, the character has a kid that he doesn't know of. Maybe JPKSHH was not the best reference to make?
The daily also reported, "Alia plays 20 something aspiring actress. All the factors, including the age gap, have been taken into consideration, The story will justify the teaming up of the two actors, from different generations, teaming up, on a romantic journey,". Is Deepika Padukone UPSET With Sanjay Leela Bhansali For Not Casting Her in Inshallah?
A love story of a 40-something-year-old playboy businessman and a 20-something-year-old aspiring actress. Is this movie a satire on Bollywood? Well, whatever the case may be, at least we are all the more excited after these details have been spilt.
Inshallah will be shot in India and the US. The actors will fly out in the winters to shoot abroad. In India, locations include Rishikesh, Varanasi, Haridwar.