With his recent record at the box office, looks like Salman Khan’s career is on an all-time high. Buzz is that there is already a queue of filmmakers waiting at Sallu’s door to sign him for their upcoming films.
We have heard that filmmaker Ramesh Taurani of Tips is apparently heading the pack and has offered a whopping amount of Rs 100 crore to Salman to sign the production house’s next film. Interestingly, if their deal goes through, Salman will become the highest paid actor in Bollywood!
Our source says, “As expected Ek Tha Tiger has sent the cash registers ringing and many filmmakers have been seen visiting Salman’s residence to make a film with him. However, Taurani, who has earlier worked with Salman and has had him signed since the past couple of years, is very keen that they do a film together.
A couple of days back, he met Salman and offered him Rs 100 crore for a film. Taurani is aware that the actor’s last three films have done business near to Rs 150 crore net and that’s why he is ready to take the gamble.”
However, Taurani denies to us that he has offered Rs 100 crore to Salman and states, “Salman is already signed with me and this is not the right figure. He will be doing a film in 2013 with us and details are being worked out.” Our source added, “Salman’s last three films Dabangg (Rs 145 crore), Ready (Rs 124 crore) and Bodyguard (Rs 149 crore) have done huge business. The net collections also come from satellite, music rights and home video as well.”
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Incidentally, many filmmakers were spotted meeting Salman over the past three to four days, waiting for him to give a go-ahead to their respective projects. The filmmakers that have offered Salman a film are Vijay Galani, Ramesh Taurani, UTV-Disney, Studio 18, Sajid Nadiadwala, Sooraj Bharjatya, Rajkumar Santoshi, Subhash Ghai and Yash Chopra. Apart from these filmmakers, Farhan Akhtar, Farah Khan and Karan Johar have also expressed their desire to work with Salman.