Why Sooraj Barjatya won’t work with Salman again

It’s been more than a decade since Salman Khan worked with Sooraj Barjatya, the filmmaker who gave him two career-defining films, Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun.

Apparently, it’s no coincidence that Barjatya hasn’t made a film with his once best friend Salman Khan after Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1999.

The infamous black-buck incident that occurred during the film’s shooting in Jodhpur  put a strain on the duo’s friendship.

A close friend of the Barjatya family said, ‘Salman and Sooraj were very close. When on the sets, Salman instinctively knew what Sooraj wanted him to do. But Barjatya could never come to terms with Salman’s bratty personality. He’s a very composed person and couldn’t cope with Salman’s rebellious streak.”

The Barjatyas, who have been vegetarians for over three generations now, don’t even allow non-vegetarian food on their film sets.

“The filmmaker was really upset when Abhishek Bachchan, tired of eating the vegetarian fare served on the sets of Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon in Europe, cooked chicken and served it to the entire unit. He didn’t speak to the actor for days,” the source reveals.

Barjatya is against killing animals and so when the black buck incident came to light, it proved to be a major blow to his relationship with Salman.

‘Soorajji didn’t say a word to Salman but have maintained his distance from him ever since. He held no grudges against Saif Ali Khan, Tabu , Sonali Bendre  and Neelam, who apparently joined Salman during the poaching incident as they were not his friends. Soorajji felt betrayed by Salman,’ the source adds.

While Barjatya reportedly tried to put the incident behind him, the new developments in the case have made matters worse.

He had recently touched base with the actor and the duo was apparently in talks for a script when the latest court summons were issued to Salman. The Barjatya family is rather disappointed by the fact that Salman didn’t bother to apologise to them during all these years since the incident.

With the black buck incident in the limelight again, one wonders if the film that Barjatya was planning with Salman will ever get off the ground.




  1. dr.nick
    December 21, 2012 at 5:55 AM

    i hope salman never works with him again.this guy deserted salman when he needed his true friends.now that salman is ruling he has the audacity to ask him for a film hoping to cash in on salmans name to save his sinking career.sooraj desperately needs salman,not the other way round.moreover he is an outdated filmmaker like yash chopra who’ll make long boring pansy kind of movies.only maine pyaar kiya was outstanding.hahk was good but it was prem nd nisha magic which made hahk a cult classic.hssh was pure crap.i hope salman doesnt do that bade bhaiyya movie.the title itself sucks.

  2. sanjeev-dabangg2-beats-ETT
    December 21, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    this is fake news cuz I think salman was the first choice for Main Prem ki diwani hoon.
    moreover salman said in an interview that he was going to work with Bajratya as soon as the script is ready.

  3. Serenzy
    December 21, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    “moreover he is an outdated filmmaker like yash chopra”



    “who makes long
    boring pansy kind of movies”

    HAHK, HSSH..??

    p.s – MPK is ‘Below Average’ for Me but HAHK is ‘Beyond Rating’

  4. rockie_Dabangg2
    December 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    BW mei koi kisika sagaa nahi…

    Yes I agree Sooraj deserted Salman when he needed him …. but then that’s the way it is … Jab tak tum challte ho tab tak duniya tumhare peeche chalti hai …

    Sooraj is a good film-maker and knows the pulse of Indian audience.
    Giving 2 ATBB’s is no halwa.

    Salman should def work with Sooraj. That combination itself will make most families to flock to theatres.
    Yes Sooraj’s style is a bit outdated ….. but then weren’t masala movies also outdated … 5-6 years ago ?? But today see … these movies are rocking … :)

    I love Barjatya movies …. and am eagerly waiting for this new movie ….
    Full trust on this Salman+Sooraj combination.

  5. Serenzy
    December 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Agree with Rockie!

    “Giving 2 ATBB’s is no halwa”


    Vivaah ka Trend/Acceptance dekho Bihar & Central Parts main..

    Barjatya is No Johar to Produce Yuppy Movies Or Make a SOTY[He Tried & Failed with MPKDH] But Don’t Underestimate Barjatya in HAHK Mode even Today.

    Yes it Might Not Work in Mysore, Nizam, Bengal, NCR, Mumbai City, Punjab/Delhi but the Interiors will be Smashing and it Never will be a Mediocre/Average Product.

  6. sanjeev-dabangg2-beats-ETT
    December 21, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    For me Sooraj’s movies like MPK, HAHK, HSSH and vivaah all deserve 4.5 or 5 stars. His movies are really good. I am very excited for it.

  7. rockie_Dabangg2
    December 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Sooraj makes movies which are Indian at heart.
    Only movie where he tried to go away from that MPKDH and that failed badly.

    But rest all his movies have touched the hearts of people because they were Indian at heart.

    Salman as PREM in Barjatya’s family is like the ULTIMATE movie that Salman can do next.

    Sooraj brings out the romantic emotional Salman which no one has been able to bring it on screen as effectively.

    No wonder they have created history 2 times … they just compliment each other very nicely.

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