Post tiff with Bazmee, Salman steering `Ready` to theatres

Last Updated: May 29, 2011, 17:16 PM IST

Mumbai: It seems Salman Khan wants `Ready` to rock to his own rhythm and has taken charge of the destiny of the film`s release. Director Anees Bazmee has been sportingly justifying all his impositions as friendly collaboration, but apparently a difference of opinion recently came up between the two.

"It was for a chase sequence. Salman wanted it edited in a particular way. But Anees thought it was fine the way it was. The two of them had a heated argument over the issue," said a source.

Bazmee said: "It was a pre-climactic chase sequence. Salman`s character pursues the goons in an auto-rickshaw. I wanted it shorter, no more than three minutes of playing-time. Salman wanted it to go on a little longer because he thought the kids would enjoy it. So we extended it to four minutes. That`s it."

"There has been no major argument as such. I`ve shown the edited portions to Salman as I`ve done to all my heroes in other films. What`s wrong with that? Yes, I did change the chase sequence on his suggestion because it made sense to do so," he added.

`Ready` is coming out on June 3 and Salman will be seen with host of other actors - Asin Thottumkal, Arya Babbar, Mahesh Manjrekar and Paresh Rawa - in the film about a rich heir who wants to enjoy life before tying the knot.

IANS