Salman strikes again


In the Hindi cinema industry, working on any Salman Khan starrer is not to be taken lightly. You are lucky if the actor likes you. Sajid-Wajid, Himesh Reshammiya and many others will tell you so. And if he doesn’t, then you may have to pay for it. Salman, who had earlier taken production calls for his films, has done it once again. Within three days of the film gong on floors, Arbaaz Khan’s maiden directorial has a replacement. Cinematographer Senthil Kumar (of ‘Magadheera’ fame) has been asked to pack up. And Aseem Kumar, who had been working with Salman on ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ had been asked to step in. A unit member of ‘Dabangg 2’ said, “Senthil worked on ‘Dabangg 2’ for three days. There used to be long discussions about him and his style of working.” The discussions soon turned into arguments. And before things got out of hand, Salman decided it was best if Senthil was replaced. This is however, not the first time that Salman has taken production calls in his films. Earlier, he had brought in Himesh Reshammiya to compose the music for ‘Bodyguard’ (which turned out to be a hit) when Pritam Chakraborty had already started work on them. Also, he had asked Sajid-Wajid to rework a song composed by Sohail Sen in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ since the actor did not quite like the beats of the same.