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It's my dream to work with Salman Khan again: Sooraj Barjatya

Press Trust of India
Mar 12, 2012 at 12:16pm IST

Mumbai: Six years after Sooraj Barjatya helmed a project, the filmmaker is now gearing up for his next directorial venture and has also expressed a desire to work with his lucky mascot Salman Khan.

"I am writing my script and should be starting shooting soon," Sooraj told PTI.

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He made his directorial debut with 'Maine Pyar Kiya' (1989) starring Salman, which was a huge box office hit. He teamed up with Salman again for 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' (1994), one of the highest all-time blockbusters, and 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain' (1999) which also became a hit.

Salman Khan is my lucky mascot: Sooraj Barjatya

It's been years since the actor and the director has teamed up and Sooraj Barjatya hopes to do it soon.

His next two films, 'Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon' and 'Vivah' did not have Salman in the lead. The former, starring Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan, failed at the box office, but his next film as a director 'Vivah' (2006) starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao was a success.

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It's been years since Sooraj and Salman Khan have come together for a film. When asked if there is anything in the pipeline, Sooraj said, "It is yet too early to say, but it is my dream to make a film with him again."

He recently launched his new TV serial 'Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga', being aired on Sahara One from February 27. Rajshri Productions has had a successful stint on television with shows like 'Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki', 'Pyaar Ke Do Naam Ek Raadha Ek Shyaam', 'Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli'.

Talking about the new show, Sooraj said, "Today, girls are doing so well in their professions,men and women both work and contribute financially to the family. Sometimes women earn more than men and this often creates friction. We are trying to say that money should never come in between."

The story revolves around Aakash, who marries Angana and enters the Raichand family as a 'ghar-jamai'.

When asked whether the show is loosely based on the movie 'Ghar Jamai', Sooraj said, "This is not true at all. We have based our show in Indore where we have a house where the custom is of having Ghar Jamais... This show is a love story."

It's been years since Sooraj and Salman Khan have come together for a film. Ask him if there is anything in the pipeline and Sooraj says, "It is yet too early to say, but it is my dream to make a film with him again."

He recently launched his new television serial 'Jhilmil Sitaroon Ka Aangan Hoga' that is being aired on Sahara One channel from February 27. Rajshri Productions has had a successful stint on television with shows like 'who Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki', 'Pyaar Ke Do Naam Ek Raadha Ek Shyaam', 'Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli'.

Talking about the new show, 'Jhilmil Sitaroon Ka Aangan Hoga', Sooraj says, "Today, girls are doing so well in their professions...men and women both work and contribute financially to the family. Sometimes women earn more than men and this money issue often creates friction. We are trying to say that money should never come in between. Through this show we are saying it in an entertaining manner set in joint family."

The story revolves around Aakash, who marries Angana, and enters the Raichand family as a 'ghar-jamai'. With this, it seems the show is loosely based on the movie 'Ghar Jamai'.

When asked him about this, he says, "No, this is not true at all. We have based our show in Indore where we have a house where the custom is of having Ghar Jamais...This show is a love story."

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