Salman Khan's films somehow always end up getting delayed. Sajid Nadiadwala's Jaan-E-Mann, Afzal Khan's God Tussi Great Ho, Subhash Ghai's Yuvvraj and now it's Boney Kapoor's Wanted Dead And Alive. The film has been delayed a lot thanks to Salman Khan playing truant. The actor is presently in shooting in London, and is expected to be overseas till November. Meanwhile, Ayesha Takia is getting married to Farhan Azmi in December, and has told the filmmaker that she won't shoot after marriage.
The dates that she had reserved for Boney have been given away to Nagesh Kukunoor for Tasveer. The Salman-Ayesha starrer won't release this year, as originally planned by Boney. Says Ayesha, "I don't want to discuss my marriage, but I want to make it clear that there is no problem with my dates. If the film has got stuck it's not because of me. We have to finish a couple of songs and I have given my confirmed dates in November for that. Currently, I am dubbing for Wanted. Then I'm going to Cape Town to shoot for Nagesh's film, after which I will be travelling to Greece in November for Wanted. As far as I am concerned, I have completed my scenes."
Boney Kapoor says defensively, "Wanted is not stuck. In fact, we have almost completed the post-production. Only two songs are left one with Salman and Ayesha and the other is a half-song of Salman with some crowd shots in Mumbai. We will shoot Salman's half-song in October and are coordinating Ayesha's dates with Salman for their song which will be shot in November. Wanted is an action drama and we have completed the action and talkie portions in 165 days."
Boney says he hopes to get the first copy of Wanted by December. "I don't think I will release the film in December as there are big releases that month (Shahrukh Khan's Rab De Bana Di Jodi and Aamir Khan's Ghajini). I need to promote and market Wanted well. In today's time, the marketing of a film is bigger than the shooting."