Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah, was one of the most anticipated films for past few years for multiple reasons. The most prominent reason was, it marked the SLBs re-union with Salman Khan after two decades after their last collaboration ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), which turned out to be one of the biggest blockbuster of 1990’s.
But for some unbeknown reason, Inshallah, which also starred Alia Bhatt, got shelved just few days after it’s shoot began. There have been many speculations about what caused this and why this most awaited project couldn’t see the light of the day. Now production designer Rupin Suchak, who also worked on Inshallah spilled some beans about the project at recent media interaction and why it never saw the light of the day.
In an interview with News18, Rupin Suchak, spoke about his experience of working on the film and what exactly transpired between Salman and Bhansali that led to film being shelved. “Fortunately or unfortunately, the film didn’t make it to floors because of a showdown that happened, and Salman walked away from the sets. Salman and Bhansali didn’t want to do the film together. I spent a year pre-planning the set with Bhansali. We were in the USA for about three months scouting the location,” he shared.
Further recalling about the work he put on the project and his experience of working with Bhansali, Rupin revealed, “In a span of nine months, we designed 24 sets. We started building three sets, out of which we had completed one. The following day, we shot with Alia. The second set was almost complete and the shoot was supposed to happen three days after the complete shoot was called off. We were supposed to finish the film a year later. But I leave it to my fate. I left the project with a happy memory because I learnt so much from it.”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali then went onto direct Alia Bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022), which released last year which went on to become superhit at the box office.
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