Shailendra Singh, the entertainment baron and producer is all set for a comeback after a voluntary two-year break. "I wanted to distance myself from the industry after producing 72 films, many of which some have been extremely influential in moulding public tastes (if I say so). I wanted to assess the process of movie making vis-à-vis my own preoccupations as a movie producers," he admits
It is learnt that he has signed a slew of directors in the age bracket of 25-28 years. Shailendra says his latest innings as a film producer will reflect his observations on the changing scenario of Indian cinema. "Though the Khans are still supreme, it's time for a new generation of actors and an entirely new idiom of filmmaking."
Though Shailendra is not willing to reveal the official list of actors and projects that he will be announcing next month as part of his grand scheme to make a comeback as a film producer, reliable sources say Singh has signed Ranveer Singh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Ayushmann Khurrana.
While he has signed these young actors, he is waiting for Salman Khan to grow older! A film with Salman Khan is also on the anvil. Says Shailendra, "I've huge respect for him as a star. And I've a script for him. But it works only after he is a few years older." Though Shailendra won't reveal more about the script, sources say it would be a film which would cast Salman as a desi Hugh Jackman in Wolverine.