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Not Even A Dog Went To See Guzaarish, Says Salman

PTI 02 Dec 2010, 17:47:07 IST
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At a function to felicitate the handicapped, Sallu takes pot-shots at his one time favourite director, putting a question over Bajirao Mastani.  

Some time back, when they were on good terms, Salman Khan gifted Sanjay Leela Bhansali a DVD of Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, which allegedly became the starting point for Guzaarish.  

Which is why when the director decided to make the film with Hrithik Roshan, Sallu was gravely upset.

He let this be known in loud and clear terms during a television awards ceremony on Monday evening. Sallu, who was there to felicitate physically handicapped achievers, was in a candid and rather unforgiving mood.  

While communicating with a hearing-impaired girl he referred to Black and asked the girl whether she had ever met Sanjay Bhansali.  

But even as the girl, who could not comprehend what the star was saying, stared at him Salman launched into a monologue about how she should go and meet the director, reveals an eye witness.  

"Jaake usko milo. Voh tumhare pe picture bana dega, khud khoob kamayega, lekin tumko kuch nahin dega," (Go and meet him, he'll make a film on you. He'll make pots of money but won't pay you a dime).  

Arre, usme toh makhi udd rahi thi, lekin koi machhar bhi nahi gaya dekhne.

"Salman was pretty loud, it was apparent that he wanted everyone within ear-shot to hear what he was saying," says our khabru. The actor, who was once friends with Bhansali, further said that he wondered why the Khamoshi didn't do ay charity given that he'd made enough money from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Black.  

As Salman grew more raucous, one of his audience asked him for his opinion on Guzaarish. It was exactly the question Salman seemed to have been waiting for.  

"Arre, usme toh makhi udd rahi thi, lekin koi machhar bhi nahi gaya dekhne. Arre, koi kutta bhi nahin gaya," Even though there's a fly buzzing around the film, not even a mosquito went to see the film, referring to the film's poor box office collections, he said, as the people gathered tittered at the wisecrack.  

When asked whether he would have liked to do the film, he said: "Nah. Apan Dabangg se khush hain."  

Clearly, those waiting for Salman and Bhansali to come together for Bajirao Masatni will have to wait till the star's temper cools down. And knowing Sallu, that may take a while.