If all goes well, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan will come face to face on July 3. The clash is purely professional, what with their respective films – SRK’s ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ and Salman’s ‘Wanted’ – hitting the screens on that Friday.
‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ producer Viveck Vaswani is eyeing 3rd July because “July 4 is Independence Day in America and Shah Rukh enjoys a massive following there. I would like to capitalize on the Independence Day weekend,” Viveck tells me. Which means ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ will clash with Salman Khan’s ‘Wanted’. “If Boney Kapoor says he’s committed for 3rd July and requests me to shift my film to another week, I will do so. But so far there haven’t been any talks,” Viveck clarifies.
‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ is far from complete. Reportedly, SRK’s portions remain to be filmed. “The talkie is complete. Just one qawwali remains to be shot, which can be included at the last minute too,” Viveck reveals. He also rubbishes rumours that SRK has delayed the film. “Shah Rukh had informed me at the very outset of his busy schedule and the possibility of the film getting delayed. The delay is not because of him, it’s because of me. An important schedule went haywire when my father passed away. Later, Shah Rukh suffered an injury on my sets, hence things have been pushed forward.”
Meanwhile, ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ continues to remain in news. The latest is, Anil Ambani’s Big Pictures has relinquished the rights of the project. True? “Yes, they have. The withdrawal was due to re-strategizing the company, given the current economic scenario. But I’ll offer them the film once it’s ready. If they want to pick up the rights then, it’s okay. Else, the money invested by Big will be refunded at the time of release,” he states.