DUBAI: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has flown out to Dubai to shoot for his brother Sohail Khan’s film ‘Mental’ which (initially titled ‘Radhe’) is a remake of a South film.
Salman tweeted, “Just on my way to the airport. Going to Dubai to shoot for Mental.” Onlookers spotted the ‘Dabangg’ Khan with his new found co-star Karishma Kotak in the malls of Dubai. Khan will be seen shooting at various locations of the U.A.E for the ‘Mental’ which for Salman fans is quickly becoming the most awaited film this year. Interestingly, Dubai has suddenly become a hot favourite amongst bollywood hotties as it is not only a perfect location to relax and enjoy but also provides a great environment for shooting! All the bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra have been spotted in Dubai on various occasions.
As for Sohail Khan’s ‘Mental’: the previous choice for Salman’s leading lady was apparently the ‘Cocktail’ girl Diana Penty, but insiders reveal that at the last minute Salman Khan decided to dump Penty in favour of the ‘Big Boss’ sensation Karishma Kotak. This won’t be the first time that Karishma and Salman will be sharing the same screen. They were seen in a together in a TV commercial last year. In fact Karishma made her debut in a Telegu film called ‘Shankar Dada Zindabad’ a remake of ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’. Sources tell us that the shoot of ‘Mental’ will kick off with a song featuring South Actress Daisy and will be followed by some action scenes in one of the malls.
So is this finally going to be the Tiger’s Eid release this year? It’s still unclear. ‘Mental’ has seen many delay and shooting problems, the film may end up missing its Eid deadline. In that case, it will be the first time in the past four years that Salman will miss a release during Eid.
The word around is that Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’ with Deepika Padukone as the leading lady is all set to release on Eid. Does this mean that King Khan – SRK is taking over Dabangg Khan’s Eid? One can only hope that Salman Khan wraps up his film on time!