That actor Salman Khan and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali are collaborating again is news of the past. The latest update in the same is that this much-awaited film might just be titled Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 2. It’s also been discussed widely that Priyanka Chopra is the leading female face of the film.
As per the latest media reports, both Bhansali and Salman are on board to make the film under the same title. This, however, doesn’t mean that the new film is going to be a sequel to the 1999 hit drama. A source to DNA revealed that there’s a high possibility of the new love story to be released in the name of Bhansali’s film that features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn in important roles.
DNA reported, “Sanjay, who is penning the script, has narrated the idea to Salman and he is on board. Though the film isn’t a sequel or a remake, it may be called Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 2. SLB feels that the movie has all the elements that Hum Dil… had. So, the title feels like a natural fit for part two. However, it will have a different story and new characters. An A-list heroine will be cast opposite Salman, but the makers haven’t approached anyone as yet.”
Earlier, confirming the news of the collaboration, Prerna Singh, CEO of Bhansali Films told Mumbai Mirror, “Yes, Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are reuniting after 19 years for a love story. Their collaboration is the best thing that can happen in terms of story-telling.”
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra (Photo Courtesy: SEBASTIAN D’SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
The source close to the daily also added that Salman will begin work on the Bhansali film after finishing Dabangg 3. “Salman starts Dabangg 3 in the last week of March. Once he finishes the third instalment of the cop franchise, he will begin work on this project. The movie is being readied for a 2020 release,” said the source.
Rumours also suggest that Priyanka Chopra is going to feature with Salman in the new film. The actress revealed on Koffee With Karan 6 that he’s in talks with Bhansali for a film.
All you Bhai fans… excited much?