Sanjay Leela Bansali reveals about his cold war with Salman

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In an interview Sanjay Leela Bhansali has broken his silence about the cold war that has been prevailing between himself and Salman Khan. Responding to a direct question by an eminent journalist as to what went wrong between him and Salman Khan, Bhansali candidly replied, “When I announced DEVDAS, Salman Khan was excepting me to cast him in the lead. But when I announced Shah Rukh Khan’s name instead of him, Salman Khan was probably hurt.” Sanjay Leena Bhansali clarifies, “There was no personnel grudge against Salman Khan that I opted for Shah Rukh Khan. The main reason why I selected Shah Rukh to play DEVDAS was that he is a competent actor and has a better conviction in doing emotional roles.”

“But unfortunately Salman Khan misunderstood or was perhaps poisoned by his colleagues against me. Whatever may be the reason, for when I started BAJIRAO MASTANI, I was convinced Salman Khan was the right actor to do justice to the Peshwa Sardar but tragically Salman Khan declined the role and I was compelled to select Ranveer Singh,” he concludes.

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