Waluscha De Sousa on ‘Inshallah’: “Reports of Salman suggesting my name are utter rubbish”


Waluscha De Sousa is currently hosting ‘Nach Baliye’ but she’s also been embroiled in the controversy surrounding the indefinite postonement of ‘Inshallah’. Some reports have suggested that Salman Khan wanted her in the film and this was a part of his disagreement with Sanjay Leela Bhansali about the film. The actress has now reacted to those rumours.

“Let me get this right. No one can recommend anyone for a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. You have to earn it! You get cast for a Bhansali film, you don’t need to be pushed for it by anyone. So these reports of Salman suggesting my name to Sanjay are utter rubbish!”, said Dr Sousa, talking to TOI.

Although she refused to state that she knew of the state of play and why the film isn’t happening at this time, she confirmed that she was to star in it, “Yes. In fact, I had even given my dates for the film and my shoot was to begin in the second week of September. It is flattering and embarrassing at the same time to suggest that ‘Inshallah’ didn’t happen because of me. I met Sanjay through Ashley (Rebello) who is also Salman’s stylist and designer. Also Sanjay and I connected because we have a common connect – Goa! Sanjay shot Khamoshi in Goa and I am from the same place, so we exchanged notes about it and bonded really well. He complimented by complexion and said how I was right for the part. My character was that of a Muslim woman, so he even told me that I should wear an Abaya and get into the skin of the character. ‘Inshallah’ was a dream project for me simply because who wouldn’t want to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.”

Alia Bhatt was the female lead in the film and it would’ve been her debut with Bhansali.

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