Amid Shah Rukh Khan movie rumours, Madhur Bhandarkar says he’s still looking for his Ghalib: ‘The script is ready, but I still have to review it’


Madhur Bhandarkar will turn his gaze towards the sand mafia in his next film Inspector Ghalib but he will give it a touch of action and humor. The filmmaker says that although he has finished writing the screenplay, he has not started considering casting, even though reports are doing the rounds that he had pitched the film to superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

In an interview with, Madhur Bhandarkar said he couldn’t find time to focus on Inspector Ghalib as he was tied to his latest OTT release Babli Bouncer and finishing his India Lockdown movie.

“Right now, the script for the movie is definitely there. But I still haven’t revisited it as I was busy with India Lockdown and Babli Bouncer. Now, when I release these two movies this year, I’ll revisit them again and see (how it goes).

Bhandarkar, known for directing hard-hitting dramas, says Inspector Ghalib, who is still looking for an actor to play the lead role, will surprise audiences as the film is a mix of large-scale action and comedy shifted.

“I have two scripts ready, including this one. From 2018 to 2019 I was working on three scripts, but all of a sudden the lockdown happened. Now I will come back in the coming year, let me see who will be my Ghalib. He is a very flamboyant and humorous character.

“At the same time, it has a very elaborate action, which adds a different dynamic to the film. It’s a completely different change for me too. After watching the Babli Bouncer trailer, I was like, ‘Oh, you made a movie like that,’ so I don’t know what’s going to happen after Ghalib,” he adds.

Madhur Bhandarkar recently saw the release of his latest bouncer Babli, a comedy titled by Tamannaah Bhatia. The film was released on September 23 on Disney Plus Hotstar in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu to mixed reviews.

Shah Rukh Khan, meanwhile, is preparing to return to the screen four years after his last film Zero with Yash Raj Film actor Pathaan. Directed by Siddharth Anand of Wartime fame and also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, Pathaan will be released on January 25, 2023.


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