October 19, 2011 02:08:16 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Did Salman Khan and Aamir Khan strike a barter deal between them when it came to four of their upcoming biggies? That's the question making rounds of the industry ever since last couple of days brought around interesting development w.r.t. arrival of DHUAAN, EK THA TIGER, DHOOM 3 and the newest entrant DABANGG 2.
AAMIR KHAN and SALMAN KHAN
''It had seemed like Salman doing a favour to Aamir when he vacated his June slot for his DHUAAN and moved EK THA TIGER to Eid. However it seems like there was a lot more happening in the background, what with Aamir vacating his patent Christmas slot by moving ahead DHOOM 3. It is quite obvious that there was a deal struck between the two Khans as DABANGG 2 now comes next Christmas,'' says a senior filmmaker.
Guess this is what further reinforces friendly relationship that the two Khans share since despite the two biggies that moves belonged to Yash Raj Films, the production house that seldom changes its release plans, everything was done amicably.
When contacted, Arbaaz Khan, who is producing and directing DABANGG 2, didn't deny the possibility of such deal being struck. However he stayed on a neutral line and said, ''May be something like this would have been discussed. All I can tell you is that 'bhai' called up and reconfirmed with me that if I was ready with the script and other logistics, then he was ready to begin shooting in March itself since his dates were available. He also asked me if we could work towards December release and I was game for it. Other than that I didn't ask him about any conversations with Aamir. What was the need for me to do so?''
The film would retain more or less the same cast with Sonakshi Sinha and Sonu Sood joining Salman.