It’s no hidden secret that music director Himesh Reshammiya has certain loyalties towards Salman Khan, so it was no major surprise when he walked out of Soham Shah۪s ‘Sher’.
Apparently, Reshammiya was reluctant to do the film after he discovered that Khan’s arch rival, Vivek Oberoi has been added to the star cast.
A source told Mid-Day, “Himesh has decided not to do the music for the film as Vivek has joined the cast. When Himesh was signed, he was told that it would star Sonu Sood along with Sanjay Dutt. Himesh is known to hold Sanjay Dutt in high regard and he was apparently doing this film because Dutt had recommended his name. However, when Himesh came to know during the shooting schedule of Sher in Rajasthan that Vivek had joined the cast he wanted to opt out. However, he kept quiet because of Dutt.”
The source adds, “He wanted to opt out then and there. The makers wanted Himesh to deliver the final song for them but he is not going to do that. He has finally decided to walk out of the film as he did not want to work with Vivek at all.”
The rivalry between the two stars started in 2003 when Oberoi called a press conference at his residence accusing Khan of threatening him.