It is my dream to work with Salman again: Sooraj

Mumbai: Six years after filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya directed a film, he is now gearing up for his next directorial venture and has also expressed a desire to work with his lucky mascot Salman Khan.

Sooraj made his directorial debut with `Maine Pyar Kiya` (1989) starring Salman Khan, which was a huge box office hit. He teamed up with Salman again for `Hum Aapke Hain Kaun` (1994), which became one of the highest all-time blockbusters and `Hum Saath-Saath Hain` (1999) which also became a hit.

His next two films, `Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon` did not had Salman Khan in the lead role. This film starring Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, and Abhishek Bachchan failed at the box office. But his next and the last film as a director was `Vivah` (2006) starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao, which was a hit. In all his films till date, Sooraj has named the lead actor as `Prem`.

The writer-director has been away from the silver screen since quite some time but now he is all in the process of making a comeback again. "I am writing my script and should be starting shooting soon," Sooraj told PTI in an interview.

It`s been years since Sooraj and Salman Khan have come together for a film. Ask him if there is anything in the pipeline and Sooraj says, "It is yet too early to say, but it is my dream to make a film with him again."

He recently launched his new television serial `Jhilmil Sitaroon Ka Aangan Hoga` that is being aired on Sahara One channel from February 27. Rajshri Productions has had a successful stint on television with shows like `Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki`, `Pyaar Ke Do Naam ? Ek Raadha Ek Shyaam`, `Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli`.

Talking about the new show, `Jhilmil Sitaroon Ka Aangan Hoga`, Sooraj says, "Today, girls are doing so well in their professions…men and women both work and contribute financially to the family. Sometimes women earn more than men and this money issue often creates friction. We are trying to say that money should never come in between. Through this show we are saying it in an entertaining manner set in joint family."

The story revolves around Aakash, who marries Angana, and enters the Raichand family as a `ghar-jamai`. With this, it seems the show is loosely based on the movie `Ghar Jamai`.

When asked him about this, he says, "No, this is not true at all. We have based our show in Indore where we have a house where the custom is of having Ghar Jamais…This show is a love story."