After the crisis that gripped Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah after its leading man Salman Khan’s exit, the one thing that became clear was that the film’s beautiful heroine Alia Bhatt won’t say word on the issue. And it’s not as though she has been briefed to maintain her peace.
“When Salman was out of Inshallah, Alia didn’t know what hit her. She has given a large chunk of her dates in 2019- 2020 to the film. But she is not complaining. She doesn’t want to compromise the project by saying anything,” says a source close to the development.
Often the director asks the actors to remain mum when a crisis hits a project. In this case, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has not asked Alia to refrain from talking to the media on Inshallah. In fact, one reason why Sanjay Leela Bhansali wants to continue with Inshallah is Alia.
“He did a small stint of shooting with Alia. And what Alia brought to the film just blew Sanjay Bhansali’s mind. He doesn’t want to let go of the opportunity to direct Alia,” says the source.
Alia Bhatt, in an interview earlier had, said, “The three director who were on my wish list when I became an actress were Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and SS Rajamouli. One of them launched me as a heroine. And I am working with the other two.”
That won’t change. Salman Khan or no Salman Khan.