Ali Abbas Zafar Speaks on His Rumored Fall Out With Salman Khan

Ali Abbas Zafar and Salman Khan have given 3 three blockbuster movies Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai, and Bharat to the film industry. In fact, their latest project Bharat has already crossed Rs 200 crore mark at the box office. Just a few days back, news came out that both had a fallout. When a leading daily asked Ali for his response, he said,

”I don’t need to answer anyone because we know what our relationship stands for. I have never seen anyone write an article saying ‘oh, things are great between Salman and Ali’ but people only want to write that things are not great. They are more interested in writing wrong things about people.”

Ali Abbas Zafar Speaks On His Rumored Fall Out With Salman Khan

Here some insight into how the Duo became friends. Ali tells the story,

”I was an assistant director on Marigold (the 2007 Salman-starrer) but our first interaction happened while I was directing Gunday and he was shooting for Ek Tha Tiger. Katrina, who is close to both of us, introduced us. He heard Gunday’s story, and reacted positively to it, saying it’s a typical mainstream potboiler.”

He considers Salman his big brother.

”He is like family to me. I treat him like an elder brother. The maturity in my work comes from his experience. When you do a film with Salman Khan, you can’t alienate a section of audience.”

Ali Abbas Zafar Speaks On His Rumored Fall Out With Salman Khan

How the concept of Bharat came to the Duo. Ali says,

”Since Sultan and Tiger were big blockbusters, SK and I decided to team up on a film that’s different. We were aware that the new film’s business might not be the same as Sultan or Tiger Zinda Hai as we were on a slightly unconventional route.”

On Bharat not minting that much money as compared to its predecessors. Ali shares,

”At the box-office, it has not done similar business as our previous films but is still a big money spinner for everyone associated. Not all films are meant to make Rs 300 crore at the box-office.”


Gaurav Gupta

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