While Salman Khan refuses to react to director Abhinav Kashyap’s charges of sabotaging his career, a source very close to Salman says the charges are untrue. Explaining the entire sequence of events, the source says, “Abhinav went to Arbaaz hoping he would produce Dabangg. At that time Dabangg was a songless grim cop-versus-corruption story with Randeep Hooda in the lead. Arbaaz offered to produce the film and cast Salman in the lead. When Salman read the script he very clearly told Abhinav he wanted to add songs and humour and turn the protagonist Chulbul Pandey into a fun character.”Why is Abhinav Kashyap mixing Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide with Salman Khan?
Apparently, Abhinav agreed to the conditions. Dabangg was completed and released and the film was declared a super hit. When Salman wanted to make Dabangg 2, it was presumed that Abhinav would direct the film.
Says the source, “When Arbaaz rang up Abhinav with the offer, Abhinav had a condition: he would direct Dabangg 2 only if Salman did not interfere in any way. Arbaaz conveyed this verbatim to Salman who looked at his brother for a few seconds and said, “Ek kaam kar. Tu direct kar le Dabangg 2.”
And there ended the Khan family’s association with Abhinav Kashyap. “They’ve shown no interest in Abhinav’s career after he said no to Dabangg 2. Why is he now trying to bring his own failures into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death? This is the cheapest level of opportunism,” says the source close to Salman Khan.
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