Though Mumbai tabloid recently reported about Salman Khan being signed up as Aamir Khan's replacement for a Yash Raj banner film to be directed by Yash Chopra himself. Our sources within Yash Raj however suggest, Aamir's film with the Yash Raj big daddy is still on and is in the pre-production planning stages. Salman however has been finalized for another project under the banner.
Sources further reveal, "Vijay Krishna Acharya writer of the Dhoom series, who made his debut last year with YRF"s Tashan, is making his second film with YRF. Salman Khan, R.Madhavan and Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishen are the male leads finalized for the same while the female leads are yet to be finalized. The film is supposedly a whacky action comedy that will go on floors in the second half of 2009."
There had been reports earlier suggesting both Salman and Yash Raj head honcho, Aditya Chopra having problems about working with each other and the hot headed Khan after having been denied entry for his vanity van in the YRF studios compound had vowed never to come back there. A close pal of Salman however tells us, "Salman was the first actor to be approached for Chak De India! But while he loved the script he had suggested changes in the film"s climax. He wanted the final match of the hockey tournament be played between India and Pakistan. He felt that then story would come full circle. But Adi didn't budge and both parted ways amicably. Shahrukh Khan was then signed on for the role. But Salman is now looking forward to the YRF project being written and directed by Victor (Acharya)."