Though Prem Ratan Dhan Payo managed to rake in impressive collections at the Box Office, the film failed to impress viewers or critics.
The Sooraj Barjatya directorial failed to live up to the hype that it had managed to garner before its release late last year. While some viewers were put off by the rather dull story, others were put off by the saccharine drama and the lackluster performances. Others were put off by the runtime of the film.
However, despite the flak they received for the family drama, Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya have decided to join hands for yet another film. This will be their fifth outing together.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Sooraj Barjatya is all set to direct Salman Khan in an action drama which will go on floors in October this year.
As is tradition with a Salman-Sooraj film, the actor will be seen essaying the character of Prem in this untitled project. This time around however, Salman will shed the shy, romantic hero avatar that Prem is known for to essay the role of an intense, action-hero instead.
Salman had announced that he had not signed any films beyond Sultan because he did not find an interesting script. But with this news, it looks like Salman may have found something interesting after all.
The film will be shot from from October 2016 to January 2017. Meanwhile, Salman is shooting for Sultan, where he will be seen essaying the character of a Haryanvi wrestler. The movie is scheduled to release on Eid this year.
-- Edited by Blassy Boben