Bhansali cheated Salman
Actor Salman Khan and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had a long standing association from the days of ‘Khamoshi’. Whenever the director knocks Salman’s door, he always used to be there to welcome him with open heart. But when Bhansali signed Hrithik Roshan for Hollywood remake ‘Prestige’ which was Salman’s idea, he felt cheated and destined never to work with Bhansali in future.
Salman poured the idea of remaking the Hollywood flick ‘Prestige’ to Bhansali but when he came to know that Bhansali has planned the film with Hrithik, he felt embittered.
Adds the source, "Sallu had agreed to be a part of Saawariya because of his old association (Khamoshi, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) with Bhansali. Moreover, he had even taken time out to promote the film as the release date was clashing with Om Shanti Om that had Shahrukh Khan.
Saawariya was a launch pad for Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, both newbies. Yet Sallu did whatever Bhansali told him for the promotion of the film."
It is learnt that Salman now feels cheated. As the source puts it, "He feels he did a huge favor to Bhansali during Saawariya and this was not at all expected from him."