Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar are probably the finest writer duos in Indian cinema. They have written many successful films like Don, Zanjeer, Deewar, Trishul, Shakti, and Sholay. They split in 1980s. Now, according to reports, Javed Akhtar’s son Farhan Akhtar is planning to make a documentary drama based on their lives and careers. Netflix is looking forward to bagging the rights of this film and is in talks with Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment to lock the deal.
It is believed that the film will be directed by a newcomer. According to reports, it will feature extensive interviews of both Salim and Javed, along with Amitabh Bachchan, who featured as the lead hero in most of the above-mentioned movies. Many other prominent filmmakers and actors of Bollywood will also share their relationship with Salim-Javed in this docu-drama.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, Salim spoke about his son Salman Khan’s films. He said that films prior to Dabangg 3 were different. “Bajrangi Bhaijaan was good and totally different. Radhe is not a great film at all, but commercial cinema has a responsibility that every person can get money. From artists to producers, distributors, exhibitors and every stakeholder should get the money.”
He added that the one who buys the cinema must get the money. He also said that due to this, the cycle of cinema making and business goes on. “On this basis, Salman has performed. Stakeholders of this film are in advantage. Otherwise, Radhe is not that great a film," stated Salim.
He also spoke on writers in the film industry. "A big problem of the film industry is that there are no good writers here. The reason for this is that the writers do not read literature in Hindi or Urdu. They see anything outside and get involved in Indianising it.” He said that the film Zanjeer was a game-changer of Indian cinema and it made Indian cinema come back on the right path. “But since then, the industry has not received the replacement of Salim-Javed yet. In such a situation, what can Salman do?" he further said.
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