Salman Khan’s next movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will feature an artificial Sheesh Mahal to pay tribute to the classic film of 1960, Mughal-e-Azam.
Produced by Rajshri Productions and directed by Sooraj Barjatya. the movie has constructed an artificial glass palace in Karjat in Maharashtra. According to the filmmakers, this resembles the one shown in Mughal-e-Azam.
In a statement, Barjatya said, “I have always been inspired, awed and overwhelmed by Mughal-e-Azam, a film that has always fuelled my imagination as a writer and director. Everything about the film is iconic and we have indeed tried to pay homage to the cult classic in our film by constructing the Sheesh Mahal.”
Actor Salman Khan will be playing the role of a prince in the movie.
Barjatya added, “It’s our tribute to the film that shaped the Indian film industry. How Salman’s story and the ‘Sheesh Mahal’ is connected will be revealed when the film releases on 12 November.”
The filmmaker and the entire unit of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo celebrated the birthday of veteran art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai, who constructed the new Sheesh Mahal.
Desai said, “A magnificent Sheesh Mahal of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ was witnessed 55 years ago after which, every artist dreamt of making a similar set. I feel honoured to have my birthday being celebrated in a ‘Sheesh Mahal’ that has been created by me and my team. It’s a dream come true.”
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is releasing on 12 November, the same date on which Mughal-e-Azam was released 55 years ago.