Oh dear. I suspect people will have strong emotions about this news. I know I did! That strong emotion being “oh please don’t make me watch this movie!”
Now, let us first all take a deep breath and calm down. There is no indication that Alia and Salman will be a romantic pair. Remember we all freaked out a bit about that with Dear Zindagi and then it turned out to be a completely appropriate relationship between them? More likely Salman and Alia are playing father and daughter or something else similar.
All we know right now is three things:
- Bhansali is seriously planning another film
- Salman is working in a Bhansali film again
- Alia has signed another major movie
As someone who really doesn’t like Bhansali, I am not thrilled by these things. I don’t like any Bhansali movies (except Khamoshi), and I was so happy when he was still “thinking” and didn’t have a new movie officially in the works. I don’t think he is a good director for Salman, he lets Salman slide and just do faces and stuff instead of really acting. And Alia is somehow in YET ANOTHER major film. This means she has Kalank, Brahmastra, and now this movie. Plus Sadak 2. I just don’t think she can be that good in that many films. And also, isn’t there ANY other actress in the world to play this part?
But, you know, the news isn’t all bad. Here’s something to make you smile! Shraddha Kapoor has been dropped from the Saina Nehwal biopic and replaced by Parineeta. YAAAAY! Happiness.
Oh, and the title of the SLB film is “Inshallah” which makes it possible that it is set in the Muslim community instead of making Muslims into subhuman monsters. That also makes me happy!