Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt’s much-hyped Eid release ‘Inshallah’ has been pushed to late 2020. The actor took to his social media to make the announcement. Ever since the news came out there have been theories doing the round on what could be the reason for the delay. One speculative theory doing the rounds is that Salman wasn’t too happy with the way his character was sketched and had a creative difference with Bhansali on the same. Another speculation that did the rounds was that Alia developed cold feet and needed more prep time on the shoot.
However, a source close to the project has shot down both these theories and exclusively spilled the beans on the actual reason. As per an insider close to the production house, “Sanjay only narrated the first half of ‘Inshallah’ to Salman. He wasn’t ready with the post-interval sequences. Salman asked Sanjay to also read out the second half and how the film would play out, especially the climax which is very important in the film. ‘Inshallah’ is a sweet love story and the way the film is treated will be very different from any of Salman’s films that we have seen in the last few years.”
It seems that apart from the second half issue, both Sanjay and Salman felt that ‘Inshallah’ might not be the right release for Eid. The source added, “’Inshallah’ isn’t a staple Salman film. It doesn’t have over the top action or applause-inducing power-packed one-liners that Salman’s Eid releases are famous for. They both felt that it would have a more organic feel if it came out later in the year. As of now, they are thinking of December 2020 as the time to release the film.”
Salman took to his Twitter handle last night and shared the news of the film postponement with his fans. He wrote, ‘The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushed but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!!’