Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam indefinitely delayed
The remake of Gurudutt’s Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam was launched with much fanfare only to be indefinitely delayed. The remake, to be directed by Rituparno Ghosh, had John Abraham, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. However the project has been riddled with problems since its announcement. Rituparno wanted John in the role of Bhootnath, Priyanka as Chhoti Bahu and Salman as the Zamindar. Apparently, after listening to the script, Salman insisted on playing Bhootnath.
He failed to convince Rituparno though. Apparently, Rituparno’s proximity to Bipasha Basu is one of the reasons he won’t go ahead with the project without John. Well, even if the film is made, it may turn out to be another Devdas, bereft of the charm of its original.