Salman had agreed to do a guest appearance in Bhansali's Saawariya in spite of having a busy schedule as the two had agreed on a bigger project with him in the lead. The duo had planned to remake Christopher Nolan's The Prestige which deals with the life of a magician. Salman had even gone on to gift the DVD of the movie to Bhansali.
Salman was under the impression that Bhansali was working on the project. But to his utter shock on bumping with Hrithik Roshan he was told Bhansali had offered the role to the Jodhaa Abkar star. Since then Salman has been abusing Bhansali in front of his friends and vowed not to work with him again in the future.