Sooraj R. Barjatya and Salman Khan’s incredible Jodi is back with PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO. According to reports the music rights of the movie have been grabbed by Zee Music for a gigantic Rs. 18 crores!
It may be note that SalmanKhan and Barjatyas are uniting after a gap of 15 years after the mega success of their duo’s last hit HUM SAATH SAATH HAIN. Their other hit movies include MAINE PYAR KIYA and HUM AAPKE HAIN KAUN.
The surprise element of the movie is that the movie has music by Himesh Reshammiya, who is riding high thanks to rave reviews to his recent hit movie THE XPOSÉ.
The choice of Himesh Reshammiya as music director may be odd as Rajshri production is known for the typical Indian traditional music while Himesh Reshammiya is famed for his mastery in western score. However according to insiders Himesh Reshammiya’s name has been recommended by Salman Khan, who has played a pivotal role in Himesh’s career - be it the in the beginning of his career with movies like HELLO BROTHER, TERE NAAM, MAINE. Further since BODYGUARD (2011) became a blockbuster, Salman Khan is recommending Himesh Reshammiya’s name all over, like in his forthcoming movies AZAAD, KICK etc.
The movie has lyrics by upcoming lyricist Irshad Kamil who has the reputation of giving super hit lyrics in hit movies like AASHIQUI 2, JAB WE MET, and RAANJHANAA etc.
The other major draw of the movie is that Salman Khan will be seen essaying a double role. The other cast includes Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal.
The movie is slated for a Diwali release in 2015