After Karan Johar, it is Salman Khan who has now become the flagbearer of nepotism. He recently launched his sister’s husband, Aayush Sharma, in ‘Loveyatri‘. The film turned out to be a disaster, and critics have labeled it as a mindless entertainment. It is high time that film industry realizes it is the talent that sells, not the family lineage. You’ll be surprised to know that the reason for Loveyatri’s failure is Salman Khan himself.
Sources say that Salman Khan never wanted to launch Aayush Sharma in the first place.
According to Filmi Beat, a close friend of Salman has revealed that he launched Aayush Sharma only because of Arpita. He says,
“Salman Khan wasn’t keen on launching his brother-in-law. But what to do? He’s the family’s son-in-law after all, and everyone knows Salman won’t deny his baby-sister Arpita anything.”
In fact, Warina Hussain was not the first choice of the film. Salman tried approaching the biggest actresses but all backed out. The source confirms,
“He tried to get an A-list heroine for the film, but everyone excused themselves pleading a lack of time. Only Katrina Kaif could have said yes. But since she’s so closely associated with Salman, it would have been odd for her to be seen romancing his brother-in-law.”
Even Karan Johar refused to sign Aayush Sharma leaving Salman upset. In the end, Salman had no choice but to produce the film himself and get a new director on board. A close friend said,
“So he had no choice but to sign a newcomer opposite Ayush. All of Salman’s established director-friends also backed out, and a new director had to be brought on board.”
It is rightly said that bad choices lead to failures. Had Salman Khan listened to his inner voice of not launching Aayush, he certainly wouldn’t have to deal with such harsh criticism and a box-office failure.