Back in 2008 we saw the release of the action comedy Singh Is Kinng that featured Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Years on, the film’s producer Shailendra Singh had announced that he was keen on making a sequel to the same, and that he had locked on a title even better than the first.
Now, we hear that the film has been titled Sher Singh and will in all likelihood feature Ranveer Singh taking over the mantle from Akshay Kumar. Commenting on the same, Shailendra Singh stated that while he was pretty keen on taking the title Singh Is Kinng forward since Vipul Shah was not ready to part with the rights of the same he had decided to retitle the film to Sher Singh. Further talking about the film, Singh added that though it would not be a superhero film as such, he was looking at turning Sher Singh into a franchise film with the main character being a normal yet extraordinary person.
Later, as he went on to talk about the casting on Sher Singh, Shailendra Singh mentioned that while Singh Is Kinng featured Akshay Kumar, Sher Singh would see Ranveer Singh take over. Explaining about the same further, Singh added that Ranveer was perfect for the role and suited it to a T. If that wasn’t enough, Singh also maintained that the actor was pretty impressed by the premise of Sher Singh and had requested for a 10 page script that Shailendra Singh will be presenting soon.
Ranveer Singh is currently gearing up for his first role as a negative character in Padmavati. The actor will later move on to Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy and he has also signed Temper remake with Rohit Shetty.
It’s over…Or did it ever begin, in the first place? Karan Johar’s friendship with Salman Khan seemed doomed from the start. Salman did make a guest appearance in Karan’s directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. But thereafter, as Karan’s proximity to Shah Rukh Khan became apparent to the entire world, Salman automatically gravitated away from all things ‘KJo’
For many years the two never crossed paths. But in recent years, Karan Johar was seen earnestly wooing Salman Khan. Two years ago Karan offered Salman the film Shuddhi on his (Salman’s) terms. While Karan crossed his fingers and waited for Salman’s yes to the project, the superstar simply procrastinated.
A friend of Salman Khan reveals, “Salman never had any intention of doing Shuddhi. He just kept Karan dangling on for God knows what reason. But when he was with us friends, he very clearly and not so politely told us he would never work with Karan Johar.”
Then came the announcement about Karan and Salman getting together with Akshay Kumar for a historical Battle Of Saragarhi. This time the prospects of Karan Johar getting Salman Khan on board seemed bright because Karan dangled that extra temptation of launching Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush in a Dharma Production.
Then something went horribly wrong.
“We don’t know what happened. But Karan Johar backed out of his commitment to launch Aayush leaving Salman livid. He immediately opted out of Battle Of Saragarhi which will now be co-produced by Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar. The only reason Salman agreed to join hands with Karan Johar was Aayush’s launch. When Karan opted out of that commitment Salman saw no reason to stick to his commitment,” reveals a source in the know.
Aayush Sharma will now be launched by Salman Khan Films. This development leaves the Salman-Karan Johar equation where it had been abandoned. It is unlikely that Salman will ever work in a Dharma Production again.