Has RajKumar Santoshi signed Salman Khan for his next?

By Manisha Deshpande
11/10/2004 12:00:00 AM
Producer-director Rajkumar Santoshi  has signed Salman Khan for his next film to play the central character. However Santoshi  has denied that the film is a period drama, which has Salman  enacting the role of a Maratha warrior, as is being rumoured in the trade. "It is definitely the role of a lifetime but I wouldn't like to talk about at the moment. But I am definitely not doing a period film with Salman," Santoshi revealed. 

Santoshi had last worked with Salman ten years ago in the laugh riot ANDAZ APNA APNA, which proved to be a box-office spinner. But the Salman starrer will probably have to wait before it goes on the floor since Santoshi will start the shooting of Keshu's next family tentatively titled, FAMILY, which will mark the official debut of producer Keshu's son, 22-year old Mayur. Both Keshu and Santoshi are maintaining a discreet silence about the cast of the film, which is to be officially launched on November 14. The last one had heard was that Keshu had confirmed Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgan, besides the major cast of KHAKEE for the film, which was to be Santoshi's next film with him.