MUMBAI: The sequel to one of  2010’s most popular films, Dabangg 2 would see Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha as husband and wife.The other members from the core cast, Vinod Khanna as Salman and Arbaaz’s father and Mahie Gill as Arbaaz’s wife are also back in the sequel.

And yes, so is Salman Khan’s trademark Chulbul moustache.

Contrary to earlier plans, there will be no scaling down in Chulbul Pandey audacity, precociousness and cockiness just because he is now a householder.

According to sources the scriptwriter Dilip Shukla’s initial plans of sobering down Chulbul Pandey’s personality was effectually quashed by producer-director Arbaaz Khan.

Says the source, “Shukla was in favour of sobering down Chulbul Pandey in keeping with his married status. But Arbaaz knocked the proposal down. Everyone in the team including Salman felt Chulbul Pandey’s USP was his brattiness and arrogance. So the move to scale down Salman’s sassy attitude has been cut down.”

The change, if any, would occur in Sonakshi’s character. Since the main characters are now moving to  a larger town in UP, namely Lucknow and Kanpur, Sonakshi will no longer be  the gaon ki gori that she was in the first film.

Is the director Arbaaz Khan nervous?

Speaking exclusively to, Arbaaz replied, ”Am I nervous? Should I be? Yes, there’s a lot of excitement since a lot of hopes and expectations are built around the project. But it’s not as if I am a novice to filmmaking. It’s not as though I’ve gone from  the cement business to filmmaking. I am from a family where cinema is a given. I understand cinema. And even in the first Dabangg film I was very hands-on. I wasn’t just the producer.”

Arbaaz says he spent almost a year on the script. “I wanted to get the script right. We had to make sure we were moving ahead and not just cashing in on a brand name. Luckily I’ve a fresh enthusiastic team to support me and God willing, Dabangg 2 will be even bigger than Dabangg.”

InshAllah it will be!!

Salman Khan - Shivaratri celebration 2012 Exclusive Video
Salman Khan - a name that Bollywood will remember forever. You may love him or hate him, but you can’t ignore him. He is a superstar on all fronts, and his fans adore him. Despite all the flops he had, all the controversies he went through, he is still amongst the top actors in Bollywood. I can honestly say that HE is definitely India’s Most Powerful Star.Having turned 42 on November 27th, this writer presents you: ‘27 Reasons Why He Likes Salman Khan More Than Any Other Stars in Bollywood’.
1) Launching the careers of many stars

He has helped many stars to achieve what they are today. Himesh Reshammiya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sajid-Wajid were brought into the industry thanks to Salman Khan’s help. Even Hrithik Roshan went through training through our Sallu.

2) Helped Govinda at the time of crisis

Govinda was practically forgotten in our industry, and was written off by the critics and media. However, our Sallu came and saved the day by giving him a hero lead in ‘Partner’. Although he had a role in ‘Bhagam Bhag’, Govinda was wasted in the film, and with ‘Salaam-E-Ishq’, he got appreciated for his role, but this time it flopped at the Box-Office. However, with the big success of ‘Partner’, Govinda got both a huge HIT and also the critics/audience appreciation. Now, Govinda is back in the running. It has also been written that Salman Khan gave Govinda a Mercedez-Benz car when Govinda refused fees from him.

3) His foundation ‘Be Human’

He is the probably one of the only star to start his own foundation for the kids and the poor. And look what he did - he knows that kids with some sickness or illness won’t go to watch a movie. Prior to the release of ‘Partner’, he had a special screening for the kids! Plus, every kid walked out with a special gift in their hands after the event! Wow, our Salman is truly great!

4) Always helping the needy

This man will always have a golden heart, despite the bad times he has been through. He gives bicycles to the kids, always gives money to the needy and even blankets to people who sleeps on the street at night. He always helps a certain foundation or an association, and the best part about it is that he does it privately and doesn’t involve the media into it. He is probably one of the few Bollywood actors today who does help a lot.

5) Stars turn to Salman Khan for help

This is another topic that makes Salman Khan a winner. Many celebrities have turn to him for help, e.g. when Sushmita Sen adopted daughter fell ill, no one was there to help her, and then she called Salman Khan. And within a couple of minutes, he showed up at her doorstep. When Dia Mirza mom fell ill, it was our Sallu who made the rescue. Saawan Kumar Tak came to Salman Khan – who thought he needed money. However, Saawan Kumar asked him to play a part in ‘Saawan’, which Salman Khan did for FREE. When no one was willing to play supporting role to ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, it was Salman Khan who ended up doing it for Karan Johar. These are many examples why this man rocks!

6) Despite controversy, he still remains a top star at the BO!

I consider Salman Khan the most powerful star at the Box-Office because of this topic. Despite all the bad stuff he has done, he still remains a top star at the Box-Office - if that’s not power, then what is it then? Take for example, ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’ release at the Box-Office. Two days before its release, the tape controversy happened in India. And Salman Khan was accused, as they assumed it was his voice on the tape. Shows were cancelled, however, ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’ was recording 90%+ opening at the Box-Office. On top of that, Salman Khan was the only bankable star in the film. The movie according to the trade, was a Semi-Hit. Had that controversy didn’t happen, it would’ve done Hit business. That clearly shows you that our Sallu is probably the most powerful star at the Box-Office. Even today, despite flops, he can still surprise everyone with a ‘Partner’.

7) Despite what he goes through, his fans are still with him till the end

Now, you tell me, only few actors are blessed with this. Look at what Salman Khan has been through in life and all the bad stuff he has done – yet his fans are there for him through thick and thin. When he was in jail, people prayed for him, fasted for him, gave food to him in jail, they also tried to visit him in jail! This man is a rockstar in India. And the day he was released, there was a huge celebration at his house; likely over 1000 people were there. After all he has been through, fans are supposed to hate Salman Khan, yet they love him more and his fan base did increase. Well, Salman and Shah Rukh may both have the biggest fan base following in India, but Salman Khan has the most loyal fans in India. That’s why, as fans, we voted Salman Khan to be in the Madame Tussauds and deservingly, he won the poll beating the likes of Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, and Hrithik Roshan.

8) One of the only stars to give a great opening on an All-India Basis

Salman Khan, along with Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar are the only stars to guarantee huge opening at the Box-Office. Despite flops he has encountered, his films still takes great opening from all parts of India! Where SRK and Aamir Khan rules A centres, Salman Khan is one of the few stars to guarantee a huge opening not only in the A centres, but in the B and C centres also. He is the hero of the masses!

9) More All-Time Blockbusters than any other star in Bollywood and other BO records

Despite being the huge stars in the likes of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, and Shah Rukh Khan, our Salman Khan still have more All-Time Blockbusters than any other stars in Bollywood history e.g. ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. The closest star to beat him is Shah Rukh Khan with two All-Time Blockbusters. Also, Salman Khan is one of the few stars to have other records at the Box-Office.

He is one of the few stars to have:

- Four or more releases in one year (1998), and were all HITS – ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hain’, ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’, ‘Bandhan’, ‘Jab Pyar Kisse Se Hota Hain’

- Top Grossers In One Year (1999) – ‘Biwi No.1’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’

- Most Hits than any other actor in the 90s

In 1994, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ smashed ‘Sholay’ records Gross to become the biggest grosser film at that time and did excellent business in the overseas for a Bollywood film. It was the first film to do over Rs. 10 crores in the overseas market.

Maine Pyar Kiya broke records not only in India, but also in overseas market.

Salman Khan is currently at Number 3 (tied with SRK) in the list for having the top grosser of the year. He has so far five in the list (‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', ‘Biwi No.1’, and ‘No Entry’). Amitabh Bachchan currently has seven films as the top grossers of the year, while Dilip Kumar has ten films.

10) His Don’t Give a Damn Attitude

This is one aspect that sets Salman Khan different from other stars in Bollywood - his attitude! Although you expect Salman Khan to grow up a bit, but the man doesn’t care! If the people who are interviewing him give him a dumb question, he will ask them back the same question. People who has done something to hurt our Sallu, he would ignore them. Despite critics are bashing him to do something different in his movie, he still doesn’t care. Sometimes his one-liners from interviews are too funny, but you would expect that from Salman Khan.

11) One of the few actors to make it on People’s Magazine

That’s right, our Sallu had made it in People’s Magazine for being one of the most handsome man ever in the world. Only three actors in Bollywood have achieved that; Dharmendra, Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan. And to be honest, those are the three most handsome men ever in Bollywood history. Another news that made Bollywood and India proud.

12) Screw acting, its all about screen presence

Salman Khan is one actor we know who can sleepwalk through his role. But what stands out when watching a Salman Khan film is his screen presence. Once he enters the screen, you can’t help but notice Salman Khan all the time. He is one of the few actors in India and overseas when they appear the first time on screen, the crowds go wild and cheer for him. Out of all the stars making special appearances in ‘Om Shanti Om’, Salman Khan got the most cheers. It must be noted that when Salman puts his mind to a role, he will do a great job e.g. 'Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Tere Naam’ and ‘Kyon Ki’.

13) Screw Awards

Salman Khan is one actor who doesn’t care about an award. In fact, we know in the future Salman Khan will never win a Best Actor Award. He can play the hardest role to perfection in cinema history, but yet, he will never win the award. Well, Salman Khan is one actor to prove you don’t need an award to prove yourself. Salman Khan has said one thing, “He cares more about rewards, than awards”. Well said, Sallu!

14) Style Icon to the youth Generation

Anything looks good on Salman Khan, that’s why it reflects on the youth generation. Imagine, a hair style in ‘Tere Naam’ becoming a huge rage in India. Well, that’s how our Sallu influence the youth generation. His look even in ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ was a hit amongst the youngsters. In fact, most youths and elders want to have a body like Salman Khan. Salman Khan has definitely made an impact to the people of India. He is one actor who actually redefines ‘cool’.

15) Style Icon to the Bollywood industry

Most recent stars are influenced by Salman Khan physique. Look at SRK so called “6-pack abs”, it’s not shocking that Salman Khan inspired him to get that. In fact, SRK asked Salman for tips. Plus, Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan were under his training to get a great body. He also influenced Govinda and Anil Kapoor to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

16) Amongst the top ten ever

To be honest, if one were to conduct an article on the ten most memorable actors to ever grace Bollywood, Salman Khan would have to make it to the list (others being Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajendra Kumar, Jeetendra, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan). Nothing and I mean nothing affects this guy status or his fans. Salman Khan is a legend in the making, whether you like him or not.

17) Unique style of dancing

One knows that the best dancers today in Bollywood are Govinda and Hrithik Roshan for actors. But what sets Salman Khan different (even Shah Rukh Khan) is that whatever moves he does, it looks good. Points in case include ‘No Entry’ title track, Just Chill (Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya), O Jaana (Tere Naam), Oo Oh Jaane Jaana (PKTDK), You’re My Love (Partner), Tenu Leke (Salaam-E-Ishq), and many more to back up this statement.

18) Flops, Disasters don’t affect Salman Khan Status

Ask the distributors - they don’t affect Salman Khan. In fact, it strengths him, and that’s what scores with Salman Khan. Despite giving six straight flops, he is still in the Top 5 according to the trade and that’s remarkable. Yes, it made him drop, but the huge success of 'Partner' has put him back in the running. Plus, it has been written that he got a Rs.24 crore film deal. Imagine, if Salman Khan was that bad, would he get that kind of huge offer?

19) No Sad Endings, Please!

History has it that whenever Salman Khan dies in a film, it’s a flop at the Box-Office. ‘Veergati’, ‘Hello Brother’, ‘Phir Milenge’, ‘Kyon Ki’, ‘Baabul’ are examples to prove this theory. Even ‘Tere Naam’ which took a huge opening at the BO settled for Above Average – Semi-Hit status because of the huge drop in the second week. That is due to the second half of the film where Salman Khan was treated badly in the film. It seems Salman Khan fans don’t want to see their hero in that state. What’s funny is that SRK, Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar can die in their movies, yet they can be HITS. However, if Salman Khan dies in his films, they don’t succeed. I guess we want to see Salman Khan have a happy ending.

20) Trends that were started by Salman Khan

Despite SRK being the ruler of the overseas market, it’s in fact Salman Khan films which opened Bollywood films to the overseas market. Yes, Amitabh Bachchan films in the 70s and 80s films succeeded in the West Indies, North American and UK territory, but it was ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ that made the huge impact. It broke records everywhere especially in the West Indies. It was dubbed in English ‘As When Love Calls’ and in Spanish as ‘Te Amo’. ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ was Rs.1 crore short of beating ‘Sholay’ record Gross. Then came ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ that smashed records everywhere. HAHK was the first film to gross over Rs.50 crores, and settled for a Rs.65 crores run at the BO. Plus, it was the first film to gross over a $1,000,000 in the US market, and over 1,000,000 Pounds in the UK market. Since then, Bollywood has made a huge impact in the overseas market. If trade reports are to be believed, it was Salman Khan who started the bumper opening trend. That’s why back in the 90s, most of his films were HITS at the BO because they had took huge opening at the BO (he did it on a consistent basis). Even his flop films were nearly recoverable thanks to the good opening it received.

21) Good Music is a Must in his films!

If one were to look at Salman Khan filmography, about 70% of his films has good soundtracks. It seems that great music is a must for a Salman Khan starrer - even up to today. He is one actor who can make a soundtrack sell because of his loyal fans, and even people don’t like him, they are aware that a Salman Khan starrer has good songs. The soundtrack of ‘Tere Naam’, despite being released four years ago, still sells to this day.

22) No One Gives an Interview like Salman Khan

One always knows when Salman Khan is on the mike, it will be memorable. As mentioned above, if the people who are interviewing him give him a dumb question, he will ask them back the same question. His one-liners are amazing and he is most of the time very funny or even serious, one can’t tell. Look at the ‘Saawariya’ music launch, if it wasn’t for Salman Khan, the music launch would’ve been a huge flop. Sometimes, even the interviewer gets scared when interviewing Salman Khan because he will give them his killer look. So word of advice to people who wants to interview Salman in the future - make sure you ask Salman the right questions!

23) Always Speaks From The Heart!

One characteristic that sets Salman Khan different from the other stars is that he speaks from the heart. Look at the 1999 Filmfare Awards, when he got the Best Supporting Actor, he clearly said on stage, “I don’t deserve this award”. And that takes a lot of guts to say it. Other stars, who clearly gets awards who doesn’t deserve it (cough cough, SRK), will brag how he/she is happy and this and that. He is one of the few people who clearly said that he hated ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. He was honest as to why he didn’t take ‘Chak De India’ and ‘Baazigar’. Despite being close friends to Aamir Khan, he states why Aamir doesn’t want to work with him in the future.

24) First Commercial Bollywood Superstar to work with a Hollywood director

Despite being a Disaster at the BO, still Salman Khan is the first commercial Bollywood star to work with Hollywood director (William Carroll), and actress (Ali Larter). A huge achievement for our Sallu.

25) Anything looks good on our Sallu

Whether he is in suits, wearing some goofy T-Shirt or some ripped up jeans, one must say, it looks good on Salman Khan. In fact, anything looks good on this man. When he is on screen or at any function, one can’t help but admire Salman Khan.

26) Classics Films to be remember in the history of Bollywood in his credit

Salman Khan has a lot of classic films in Bollywood – ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, ‘Khamoshi’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Tere Naam ‘(despite being a remake), and ‘No Entry’ (it's not one of those comedies these days where it tries to be funny- it's actually funny and will be remembered as a comedy classic) are classics and some will be classics in the future.

27) Irrespective to what anyone says, you are still the best Sallu!

Salman Khan, no matter what the critics, media, and people say, you are still Number One to us no matter what. We have been with you since the ‘Maine Pyar Kiya' days, and we stood by you when all the controversies happened. You may not be the best actor ever, but we still enjoy watching your films. You have been a role-model to us back in the days, and up to this day. Nobody in Bollywood has done much as what you do to the needy people. You may be termed as the Bad Boy of Bollywood, but you have proved numerous times that you are still a man with the golden heart. We hope as fans, that you continue to rule Bollywood and we all hope and pray that all of your upcoming films do extremely well at the BO.

You are our future legend in Bollywood and will be remembered as amongst the top actors ever in Bollywood!

From He-Man to funny man, from flamboyant to sombre - Bollywood's top notch actors have shone on the silver screen in various avatars and also kept the cash registers ringing. IANS lists the top 10 actors of the year

1) Salman Khan - He should be titled hit khan. If Bollywood's knight in shining armour bailed the industry out in 2009 and 2010, he boosted the box office business this year too with "Bodyguard" and "Ready". In both, neither the content was premium, nor were the performances superlative, but what helped the actor stand out were the big bucks his films yielded at the box office, strengthening his position as a bankable star.

2) Aamir Khan: What one missed in Salman Khan's films was prominently present in Aamir Khan-starrer "Dhobi Ghat". Aamir wowed his fans as a lonely painter in the directorial debut of his wife Kiran Rao, who deftly handled a bouquet of stories, travelling across various sections of society in the lanes and bylanes of Mumbai. The actor had just one release, that too, consciously designed for niche audiences, but everyone eulogised it, saying, "Wow! What a performance! What an actor!"

If that were not enough, Aamir was admired for daring to produce adult comedy "Delhi Belly" and the film's success further strengthened his image in volatile Bollywood.

3) Ranbir Kapoor: If his great grandfather, grandfather and parents are admired and respected for their cinematic genius, Ranbir Kapoor has proved that he is a true torch-bearer of the Kapoor khandan. The youngster excelled in his only release " Rockstar", which was marred by a bad script. His role required a range of emotions and he stood out in every scene and kept the audiences hooked.

4) Shah Rukh Khan: Romance is his forte! But this time Shah Rukh Khan donned the garb of a superhero in "RA.One" to woo his fans. Though the film was not appreciated much for its content, his fans liked him as a geek scientist and as a superhero. He also earned praise for the use of technology, innovative marketing and promotional techniques to promote his product.

5). Amitabh Bachchan: Retirement? No way, says Big B. Instead he is grabbing central roles at the age of 69 and this year too he came out with two films "Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap" and "Aarakshan" - as different as chalk and cheese. If the former saw him as a flamboyantunderworld don, the latter featured him as a college principal fighting for the rights of students. In terms of business, neither were money spinners, but as far as acting is concerned, Amitabh is Amitabh. He was terrific in both the roles and critics gave him a thumbs up.

6) Farhan Akhtar: When there is a huge star cast, it is not easy to make an impression. ButFarhan Akhtar did that in " Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", which also starred Abhay Deol and Hrithik Roshan. The art of acting is all about sensitivity, emoting, feelings -and Farhan got them all right.

7) Hrithik Roshan: Usually seen in over-the-top roles, Hrithik Roshan for the first time did a role that was slightly offbeat and closer to reality. If "Kites" didn't allow him to fly high in the sky, his performance in "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" helped him unleash his potential as an actor.

8) R. Madhvan: An NRI, who belongs to a middle-class family, returns home to find a wife. He encounters a drunken girl, who is not interested in marrying him. But her spirit is such that he falls head over heels in love with her and it becomes heartbreaking for him to let her go with some other guy. Madhavan not only suited the role, but he revelled in it, earning plaudits from both critics and fans.

9) Abhay Deol: He emerged as the dark horse. Be it a doomed lover in "Dev D" or a smart thief in "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye", he has effortlessly carried his roles in the past. He continued his winning streak as a confused lover in "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara".

10) Saif Ali Khan: This Khan showed his sparks in "Omkara" and after that he embarked on a journey that showed his versatility. This year he had just one release in "Aarakshan", which was not a super hit, but the film's box office performance didn't overshadow Saif's work. Critics felt he scored very highly in sincerity, subtlety and sheer screen presence as a Dalit boy in the movie, highlighting the reservation issue.

Sunday night will see the entire entertainment industry making a beeline to Bhavan's College grounds, to usher the first award for the season with the BIG STAR ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS. A presentation from the Reliance Broadcast Network stable in association with Star India, the awards are back with its 2nd leg, after its first super-success last year and this year only promises to be grander, with high octane performances by the biggies from the industry!

The show, scheduled to air on Star Plus on New Year's Eve will recognize India's best talent from the entertainment industry across Bollywood, Television, Sports, Music and Dance. The evening will see Shreyas Talpade let loose his charm and sense of humor and rock the evening with his super comic sense, and keeping him company, debuting as a show host - will be none other than Irrfaan Khan with his trade-mark straight faced comedy.

The performances lined up for the show will ensure that the celebration this year is an absolute entertainment package. Audiences can expect to see some super hip hop performances from the Fictious Group who created a stir with their electrifying performances on several reality shows. Television's most loved stars ranging Sanjeeda Sheikh, Shweta Tiwari, Ragini Khanna and Manish Paul amongst others will also be seen shaking their booty. 

The 'Dabangg Bodyguard' - Salman Khan will groove to the tunes of some of his hits in his impeccable style, ensuring audiences are left wide mouthed! Another sizzling act will be by sex siren and diva Priyanka Chopra who will most certainly mesmerize audiences with an engaging performance. Adding to the glamour quotient will be Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez with a scintillating performance. 

The award this year also sees the introduction of a new social category - male, female and film - which will honor entertainers, who have ensured entertainment, is served with a message. Contending for this slot will be none other than Amitabh Bachchan for AARAKSHAN, Rani Mukherjee for NO ONE KILLED JESSICA, Nandita Das for I AM. 

The evening promises to be full of glitz and glamour as the entertainers entertain and get entertained, ensuring India brings in the New Year with panache! 
Being Human the very well famous NGO of the hearthrob Salman khan is all set to launch its exclusive stores by feb 2012.
starting with a signature clothing line. Deals are in place for stores abroad, and a national roll out is on the agenda, according to Ms Kim Saldanha, Vice-President – Marketing, Customer Centria, the agency mandated to build the brand.

The official Web site will be accompanying the launch of stores,exclusively selling the merchandise.
Currently the T-shirts are being sold through and the watches through

Cotton World has sold around 65,000 Being Human T-shirts.Whereas Rotomac has launched a “Being Human” line of pens, ranging between Rs 20 and Rs 120.A collection of accessories are to be launched under the label after the stores are operational.

Speaking to Business Line The vice President-Marketing,Ms.Saldanha said that ”Being Human” is not like other NGOs asking for donation but a part of each purchase goes to a worthy cause supporting the underprivileged. Right now, it exists as different brands to different people, more so because it is promoted by a celebrity; a campaign to define the brand.

An extensive outdoor campaign has been planned, and will feature of course Salman Khan. Mandana Exports, which owns the rights to the clothing merchandise, will handle the retail presence, expansion and promotion,Said Ms. Saldanha.

Inspired by his digital poster plans to have one as well

Salman Khan's Yashraj Film Ek Tha Tiger unveiled its first look through a digital poster. Rather than a regular film poster the production house used the technology of the digital poster for the film. Now, Aamir is also planning to release a film poster for Reema Katgis film which will be digital.

A source reveals the idea came when Aamir saw the poster for Ek Tha Tiger and was quite impressed with the way it looked. "Aamir is thrilled with the concept of using a digital poster. He's going to sit with the creative team and work it out. Since he's hands on with every project he plans to get involved in the creative process of making the poster as well." 
Model-actress Mahek Chahal, who is the latest to be evicted from 'Bigg Boss', has shot down allegations that she was favoured by the show's host, superstar Salman Khan.

The 32-year-old, who has worked with Salman in films like 'Wanted' and 'Main Aurr Mrs Khanna', was accused by ex-contestant Pooja Bedi of being the actor's favorite.

Mahek denied the claims saying if that would have been the case, she would have won the show.

“She (Pooja) is a very insecure person. That's why she has been spreading such lies. She is a woman of 40 and it surprises me that she indulges in such cheap publicity stunts. If I was really Mr Khan's (Salman) favorite I would have been the main lead in all his films. I should also have won the show,” said Mahek.

“I have known him since the age of 18. I have worked with him in films. I also know Mr Dutt (Sanjay). That does not mean they will favour me,” she added.

Salman Khan has had a lot of professional success lately but has been short on love, both on and off screen, having parted with Katrina Kaif in real life and focused exclusively on action films in reel life.

But that may well change, if what the Mumbai Mirror is reporting is true. Salman is set to find love again, at least on screen, in a Rajshree Production film!

An insider tells the tabloid that Khan and Rajshree's Sooraj Barjatya inked a film deal last week.
Khan and Barjatya have earlier worked together in Maine Pyaar Kiya, Salman's debut film, and Hum Aapke Hain Koun, one of Bollywood's biggest all time hits.

"Salman wanted Sooraj to make a love story since that was his forte. Also, Salman told him that he has been doing too many action films of late, including the ones he is still shooting for, and now wants a break. Sooraj agreed to make a simple sweet romantic film with Salman," says the Mumbai Mirror source.

A signature of Rajshree boy meets girl family drama featuring uncomplicated romance and conflicts that are resolved through the goodness of the heart, not by beating the crap out of someone, the film will resurrect Salman's lover boy avatar, Prem.

"Sooraj agreed to make a simple sweet romantic film with Salman," says the source.
The female lead is yet to be finalized, but Salman will have a say in her selection, says the source. And true to the pattern, Salman will also give inputs to Barjatya on the story line.
Production is expected to start in June 2012.

Reports that Khan and Barjatya plan to work together on a project again first surfaced when Salman agreed to a short cameo in Isi Life Meindirected by Barjatya's niece Vidhi Kasliwal
Salman Khan turned down Ashutosh Gowariker’s offer with his unique brand of plainspeak

It was barely a month ago that Ashutosh Gowariker reportedly approached Salman Khan with a script that he thought the mega-star would find strikingly unorthodox.

True to his style, Salman completely turned the tables on the director.

Apparently Salman heard Ashutosh out and then calmly said, "I don't do good films. I do hit films. I work in films that make money, not the ones that get awards."

Before Ashutosh could get over the shock of Salman's plainspeak, he also added that he has his own pace of working. Salman told the Lagaan director, "I arrive in the afternoon and shoot at my own pace. You're used to working with other actors (read: Shah Rukh, Aamir) who reach the set on the dot at 9 am and work according to your pace."

Salman then politely suggested that perhaps it would be a better idea for Ashutosh to approach another actor. The above incident, says a source, is indicative of Salman's new career plan: no film for friends or to bail out distressed filmmakers in trouble who approach him in the hope of a hit. 

Predictably Ashutosh Gowariker denied ever approaching Salman. "How I wish that were true. I'd love to do a film with him. No such luck,” said the filmmaker.

However our source insists Gowariker did approach Khan.


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