Mumbai, July 17 - One of the biggest box office blockbusters and critically hailed, Bajrangi Bhaijaan
, starring superstar Salman Khan, has completed 7 years since its release in 2015. The Kabir Khan-directed comedy-drama film made over 960 crores at the worldwide box office and is one of the highest-grossing Indian movies of all time.
The story of the film was written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who revealed in a recent interview that he pitched the film to his son SS Rajamouli before he committed it to Salman Khan. Vijayendra Prasad revealed that Rajamouli loved the story and even wished to direct it but things didn't materialize as he was directing Prabhas-fronted "Baahubali" at that time.
"Before I was about to commit the story to Salman Bhai, I narrated it to my son and tears started rolling from his eyes. I asked if I should keep the story for him, but he asked me to give it away. Once the film was released, he came to me and said 'Papa, you asked me at the wrong time. I was shooting the climax of Bahubali 1 and it was a jittery situation then. Had you asked me 10 days before or later, I would have directed the film", he revealed to Pinkvilla.
The film, produced by Salman Khan Films and Kabir Khan Films, tells the story of Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi (Salman Khan), a devotee of the Hindu deity Hanuman, who embarks on a journey to take a mute six-year-old Pakistani Muslim girl Shahida (Harshaali Malhotra), separated in India from her mother, back to her hometown. It also starred Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles.