Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and filmmaker-actor Satish Kaushik share a long term friendship, in fact the director has also provided a breakthrough like Tere Naam to the actor, in a much needed time. Now, both are reuniting once again for a project titled Kaagaz.
Kaagaz will be helmed by Satish Kaushik, featuring Pankaj Tripathi and Monal Gajjar in key roles. Highly impressed with the script, Salman Khan is excited to get on-board as a producer. Overwhelmed with Khan’s decision, Satish said, “Salman is the film’s good luck charm and it all happened because of Bharat. One day, last August in Malta, we were discussing Salman’s role in promoting good cinema and talent and in the course of the conversation, he asked me what I was working on. I told him about Kaagaz and he loved the story. I asked him if he’d like to present the film and he immediately agreed. I narrated the script to him after returning to Mumbai, and we started filming in October. I am happy to inform that Salman Khan is on board as a producer,” reports Mumbai Mirror.
He further adds, “I am directing a film after a long time and have tried to reinvent myself. Stree, Badhaai Ho and Article 15 are new-age cinema and Kaagaz belongs to that space. Pankaj has done a brilliant job. The film is very close to my heart and I am grateful to Salman for supporting my vision. After Tere Naam I couldn’t make another film with him, I am glad that we have collaborated on this one. When he saw the rushes, he reacted, saying, ‘Sir, iski copy nikalo,’”
Kaagaz will be based on real-life incident of UP’s farmer, Lal Bihari, who was declared dead on papers.
Speaking about the frequently asked question about Tere Naam 2, Satish quoted, “I know the audience is waiting for it, I have something on my mind, but I haven’t sounded out Salman yet. For now, it’s all about Kaagaz.”
Salman and Satish were last seen together in Bharat.