Besides making music videos, working out and trying his hands at farming, Salman Khan has also been busy reading scripts and finalizing his next projects. And if the latest reports are true, then the actor has finalised his next film and that is ‘Guns of North‘ and not the speculated Saare Jahaan Se Achcha.
Besides Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Vicky Kaushal, Salman Khan too was approached for the lead role in Rakesh Sharma’s biopic, Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. Reportedly, he has now declined this project to star in Guns of North, a film which stars his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in a key role.
As per a report on Bollywood Hungama, a source said, “Salman Khan and Siddharth Roy Kapur met around in February to discuss the project. Salman heard the narration and was impressed by the concept as well as the script. This was a time when the Coronavirus disease had not spread in India rapidly and the lockdown was unheard of. Salman was to complete Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai then and had dates free till October-November which is when he was about to start filming for Farhad Samji’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. So, he had his dates free for almost 6 months. Moreover, Saare Jahaan Se Achcha team were fully prepped and ready to go on floors immediately.”
The source also explained the reason behind Salman Khan declining Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. The source said, “This was also the time when Salman Khan’s production house was putting together Guns Of North. He got interested in the role of the Sikh cop in the script. It’s a prominent character and the way it was written interested Salman. Guns Of North, too, was to go on floors at the same time and he had to choose between this film and Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. He chose Guns Of North as it’s an action-packed role which even his fans would lap it up. Also, Salman is aware that a few years later, he might not be able to do such roles. Hence, he chose to act in Aayush Sharma’s next.”
The news of Farhan Akhtar coming on board Saare Jahaan Se Achcha is currently doing the rounds.