"there isn’t a film lined up to start any time soon.”
After the box office failure of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, questions have been raised over what’s next for Salman Khan.
Despite the film featuring a whole host of star names, it failed to entice the audience, raking in just Rs. 180 Crore (£17 million) at the box office.
It is now reported that Salman has become more selective when choosing scripts.
A source close to the star said:
“Salman has been approached by a lot of filmmakers, which includes some from his own camp.
“But for the first time in his 30-year career, there isn’t a film lined up to start any time soon.”
The source went on to say that due to a shortage of decent scripts, Khan had become a little perturbed and after a visit to the United States, he made the decision to sign films with significance.
A spokesperson for Salman Khan revealed what lay ahead for the star. They said:
“Salman is committed to shooting for Tiger vs Pathaan from the first quarter of 2024 with Shah Rukh Khan.
“The film is planned as the biggest cinematic event of Indian cinema, and he is excited about this visual spectacle with his friend, Shah Rukh Khan.
“2024 will entirely be invested in shooting for Tiger vs Pathaan.”
Although the exact date is not known, filming is estimated to begin in either February or March 2024.
It was revealed that Salman Khan has not been wowed by the various scripts that were introduced to him, except for a film produced by Karan Johar and Vishnu Vardhan.
An inside source explained:
“A lot of meetings have taken place and another one will take place soon.”
“But the catch here is the time required for pre-production, as given the scale at which Vishnu has envisioned his subject, it would require 4 to 5 months of prep before taking it on the floors.”
Salman Khan is said to be anticipating a script from director Sooraj Barjatya in regards to the film Prem Ki Shaadi.
The source continued: “This is a film which can be fast-tracked to go on floors this year.
“The script has been in development for the last few years and if Sooraj is ready with his draft by July, there is a minor chance for Prem Ki Shaadi to kick off from October and go on till February for a Diwali 2024 opening.”
It was further claimed that Salman Khan and his team do not wish to put any pressure on Sooraj to finalise his script.