Family scored over business interests for Salman Khan, who gave his younger brother Sohail priority when a queue of filmmakers like Anees Bazmee, Sooraj Barjatya and Sajid Nadiadwala waited to meet him here and discuss projects earlier this week.
Salman landed in Mumbai early on Wednesday morning when filmmakers rushed to meet the actor before he could leave for his next appointment at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend and awards in Singapore. Bazmee has been waiting for months to narrate the sequel to No Entry to the star, while Subhash Ghai was part of the list of filmmakers awaiting a meeting with Salman too.
But first Salman has given the green signal to the commencement of two pending projects — Sohail’s Sher Khan, followed by Shirish Kunder’s Kick.
“Salman wants to start Sher Khan and Kick before the year ends. Both Sohail and Sajid Nadiadwala (producer of Kick) have waited patiently. And Salman values loyalty above all else,” said one of Salman’s friends.