Judging by the number of films Salman Khan is doing with Kabir Khan, one can safely say that he is the superstar’s favourite director. Reportedly after ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and the under-production ‘Tubelight’, the duo will come together again for Salman’s brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri’s next home production starring Salman. Atul is married to Salman’s sister Alvira.
Says a source, “Salman has immense faith in Kabir as a filmmaker and after two blockbuster hits in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, the comfort level has only grown stronger with ‘Tubelight’. When Atul and Alvira were looking out for a director to helm their next project, Salman suggested Kabir’s name. He has become like a family member to the Khans.
Rajkumar Santoshi was to direct the film, but reportedly he was shown the door as he failed to deliver a bound script on time which miffed the superstar. Salman is happy that Kabir is now at the helm and the director comes on board after the completion of ‘Tubelight’ and another film based on the 1983 World Cup victory, which goes on the floors later this year.