Shirish Kunder was to direct the film Kick after the release of his much hyped movie Joker. It was reported earlier that Salman Khan was not happy with Shirish Kunder's script. So the actor had reportedly asked to do certain correction in it. A couple of days after the news hit the net, Shirish announced that he would not direct Salman Khan in Kick.
On his Twitter page, Shirish Kunder tweeted, "Sajid Nadiadwala will be directing KICK. He had originally envisioned the project and I feel he is the best person to bring it to life." The director added, "I'll continue with my efforts to make original films and bring novel stories in a mainstream format. Remakes for now do not interest me."
His second post fueled the speculations that he has been dumped from the movie Kick over his creative difference with Salman Khan. But upset Salman took to his Twitter page to clear the air. The actor tweeted, "No that's nt true . shirish left the film . He is working on sm thing else . Ho gaya clear ? Good ! Challo bye . Take care guys n nice (sic)."
However, Salman Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala have been close friends for long and have worked together in films like Jeet, Judwaa, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. Talking about the producer, the Ek Tha Tiger star had earlier said, "Sajid's narrations are better than those of most directors and I've been pushing him to make the switch for years." He added, "Today, I'm still kunwara (bachelor) but he's finally turned director!"