Directors Abbas-Mustan rejected the mother aspect as cliche when Salman Khan and his father, scriptwriter Salim Khan, proposed it.
Last Updated: 12.44 PM, Feb 27, 2023
Salman Khan once talked openly about making specific changes to the 1993 thriller film Baazigar, which then ultimately cast Shah Rukh Khan. Salman and his father Salim Khan complained to the filmmakers Abbas-Mustan that the character was "too negative" and that the plot needed to include a mother's emotional struggle in order to somewhat soften the main antagonist. The directors initially wrote off the revisions as being cliche. Abbas-Mustan realised Salman and Salim Khan had a point after Salman left the movie and SRK joined it, leading to Rakhee's transformation into the mother figure in the narrative.
Talking to Kapil Sharma on his show, Salman had said, “I liked Baazigar, but I found the character too negative. So I told Abbas-Mustan to add a mother-like character. Both the brothers laughed at us, saying that this is very cliche. This was dad’s suggestion that he is doing this for his mother. Anyway, we left the film and SRK signed the film. They saw the film,” Salman paused to imitate the director-duo drinking tea and then said, “Ma, na? After the entire film was completed, they called me and said that mother idea that you had na, we are adding to the film. Thank you very much.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Shah Rukh Khan has returned to the big screen after four years with his action-thriller Pathaan.
On the other hand, Salman Khan has Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan in the pipeline. Early this month, production on the movie, which also features Venkatesh, Pooja Hegde, Shehnaaz Gill, Raghav Juyal, and Siddharth Nigam, came to an end. The 2014 Tamil film Veeram, which told the story of a guy whose four younger brothers desire him to marry so that they may also settle down, is remade as Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.