Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan to play Rock Musicians in ‘London Dreams’
Raj Kumar Santoshi will be directing Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan in his new film titled London Dreams. The film is a long cherished dream project for the director and he has already started shooting for the film. Santoshi’s earlier films included Khakee and Family, which were less than mediocre at the box-office.
Santoshi states, “I’ve started shooting for my film London Dreams with an initial stint at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The film is about a rock band in England. Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan play rock musicians.” The two leading men will be portraying rock musicians for the first time and also the rock band theme is a novel concept for the director too. Santoshi also intends to rope in some actors from London and an African British actor. Eighty percent of the film will be shot in London and the remaining portion in India. This will be the first time that the director will shoot extensively in a country outside India.
Santoshi will be dealing with various issues and emotions in this film and will move away from his repetitive theme of nationality. Santoshi elaborates that London Dreams will be about individuals, their dreams and desires as brought together by their music. “London Dreams is a very unusual subject and the script requires Salman and Ajay to play childhood friends,” the director adds. The music for the film will be done by A.R. Rahman and it will play a very important part in the narration.
Santoshi claims that he wants to explore different and new themes. He says, “London Dreams takes him me on a totally new journey and the screenplay of the film done by Sreedhar Raghavan will be interesting and different.” The film is going to be on a big scale and will have seven to eight songs. Shooting for the film in London will commence in June and will be complete by the end of the year.
Santoshi’s next venture will be an outright comedy. The casting for this film has already begun and will be completed by April/May. Let’s hope that his forthcoming films do better at the box-office than his last two films.