Mumbai: Once good friends, Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s relationship has clearly strained. Bhansali has been at the receiving end at the hands of Salman ever since the release of his last film ‘Guzzarish’. Recently, Salman took a dig on SLB saying “not a dog would go to watch Bhansali’s film, and even before the director could retort, the ‘Dabangg’ again took a pot-shot on Bhansali while on the set `Bigg Boss 4`.
Anil Kappor and Akshaye Khanna came promoting ‘Bigg Boss’ when Salman said in an undertone that though while giving those statements, he was referring to the older films of Bhansali in which Salman worked and not’ Guzaarish’.
However, on digging deeper it emerged that Salman was indeed angry with Sanjay Leela Bhansali because it was Salman Khan who gifted Sanjay the DVD of Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Prestige’ and when SLB made a decision of casting Hrithik Roshan instead of Salman in ‘Prestige’ inspired Guzaarish, Sallu was mighty miffed.
On Bigg Boss, Salman further said, “If he (SLB) is angry so be it”, “Saath to 4 – 5 film ka tha par 2 par hi khatam ho gaya”, Anil Kapoor also mocked Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Saawariya” by saying that had he (SLB) taken Salman in the lead, the movie wouldn’t have flopped.