Salman Khan’s home production house named Salman Khan Films is nearing 2 years of its existence now. And in this short span of time, Salman Khan and team had made some bold announcements regarding their future projects. Here’s a list of all the announced projects by the SK Films team:
Happy Days Remake: When our Sallu Bhai was acquitted of the infamous 2002 Hit and Run case last year, Khan had decided to remake the Telegu blockbuster ‘Happy Days’. Since it was a movie based on engineering students, Salman Khan decided to take a step back from the lead role and intended to take care of the production. The movie was going to be made by Salman Khan in partnership with Shekhar Kapoor, the director of Mr. India. There were talks of even the script and the cast being finalised were doing rounds at that time as well. We have heard nothing about it since the official announcement.
Shikashanachya Aaicha Gho: We must say that the title is quite interesting. It literally means To hell with education. As the name suggests, it is an anti-educational film and the story line revolved around a child whose mind wasn’t set for formal education but was more inclined towards cricket. This is indeed an ambitious project which was being proposed by Mahesh Manjrekar for his Dabangg co-star Salman Khan. Akshay Kumar was also pretty much on board.
Salman Khan – Nikhil Advani film: After the producer-director duo of Salman Khan and Nikhil Advani delivered the Sooraj Pancholi starrer Hero, something else with the same team was being cooked behind the closed doors of Salman Khan Films. Apart from the initial news at the time, nothing really surfaced on the topic. Needless to say that this venture is nowhere in their list of priorities as of now.
Rajkumar Santoshi film: Sometime just before Salman Khan took off for Tubelight last July, the developments around the Salman Khan-Rajkumar Santoshi venture stopped making news. What stopped the association which had the potential of creating something spectacular is beyond us.
Atul Agnihotri’s next: Out of the various ventures which had been announced, Atul Agnihotri’s re-make of the Korean blockbuster An Ode To My Father has started making news recently. We know for a fact that Agnihotri has acquired the re-make rights of the film from the original production house. Glad to see that one film is showing the promise of coming through. But the movie is unlikely to go on floors before 2019.
Jatt and Juliet remake: Salman had also announced the re-make of the Punjabi commercial blockbuster Jatt and Juliet, in which he planned on launching Abhimanyu Dasani, the son of Bhagyashree. For those who are not as big as B-town fanatics as we are, Salman Khan made his debut opposite Bhagyashree back in 1989 with the cult classic Maine Pyaar Kiya. Unfortunately, like his other announcements, this plan was also shelved and dumped into the cold freezer.
Given that only one project out of six is as of now being legitimately worked on in the past two years, we wonder what is really happening with Salman Khan Films.
Is it just that the production house is being extra careful with the kind of movies they do? Or if we have to put it bluntly, is SK films up to no good when it comes to execution?
Guess that Salman Khan and team have a lot of clarifications to provide.