Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Salman Khan to introduce his character 'Prem' with "Prem Leela" song in "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo"PR Handout

Salman Khan's upcoming movie "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" (PRDP) is reportedly inspired by a classic novel and a number of old Bollywood movies.

According to a report in DNA, Sooraj Barjatya's directorial "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" is inspired by the novel "The Prince and The Pauper", in which a common man and a prince, both having similar looks, exchange their places to live each other's lives.

Salman will be seen playing double roles in "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", one being a prince and the other a fighter.

Apart from the novel "The Prince and The Pauper", Salman's next is also reportedly inspired by other Bollywood films like "Raja Aur Runk", "Yakeen" and "Haseena Maan Jayegi".

"More than Mark Twain's novel 'The Prince and The Pauper', Sooraj ji is a fan of the 1968 film 'Raja Aur Runk', which was based on the same classic novel. The film is also inspired by the Dharmendra starrer 'Yakeen' and the Shashi Kapoor starrer 'Haseena Maan Jayegi' where the leading lady's beloved is replaced by his double. That explains Salman's look of discomfort and guilt as Sonam Kapoor dances all around him in the song 'Jalte Diye'," DNA quoted a source as saying.

Salman has teamed up with Sooraj after a long gap and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" is supposed to bring the superstar's lover-boy image back on the big screen. The film is slated to get released on 12 November.

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