The internet erupted last month when Sanjay Leela Bhansali officially announced that his next project Inshallah will star Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt in the lead. While there were some who rejoiced the casting decision, but majority on social media displayed objection and outrage over the age difference or age gap between the two lead actors. It went on to be a matter of discussion for days – memes began to circulate on social media.
Now, a report in Mumbai Mirror has revealed several character details about the ones Salman and Alia are set to play. According to a source, Salman will play a 40-year-old businessman while Alia Bhatt will portray a 20-year-old aspiring actress. Yes, the two will be romantically inclined in the film, but the source confirmed that the storyline will justify the age gap between them.
It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey.#Inshallah #SLB @aliaa08 @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 19, 2019
I was 9 when I first walked into Sanjay Leela Bhansali's office, all nervous and hoping and praying that I would be in his next film. It's been a long wait.— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 19, 2019
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that SLB has been in and around cities such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi and others while scouting for locations. According to a report in TOI, a line producer Chinmay Pandit has confirmed that SLB liked multiple spots in these cities where he wants to shoot portions of the film.