'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' Actor Salman Khan Snapped at Bandra
'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' Actor Salman Khan Snapped at BandraVarinder Chawla

The shooting of Salman Khan's "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" ("PRDP") that is currently going on in Rajkot, was briefly halted after lead actress Sonam Kapoor tested positive for swine flu and was shifted to Mumbai for treatment.

As if this was not enough, another issue has cropped up.

Khan and director Sooraj Barjatya have been reportedly arguing over the length of the film and the duo have not been able to come to any agreement. 

While the "Kick" star believes that Indian audience these days don't like long-duration stories, Barjatya on the other hand, much like his previous films, wants to stick to the three-hour format. 

"There was a time when Bollywood movies were 3-hour long, but with the advent of multiplexes, directors have started to restrict themselves to 120-135 minutes. But Sooraj being the traditional sorts, he wants to stick to the old format," a source close to the project told Bollywood Life.

"Both Salman and Sooraj keep on having arguments about the length of PRDP and there is no consensus between the two whatsoever. But Sooraj is trying hard to keep the movie long," added the source.

"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" has the "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" actor play double role; one as a common man, and the other as a prince, while Kapoor will be seen as a princess. Though a family drama, it is learnt that "PRDP" will be different from its predecessors.

Khan, who is re-uniting with good friend Barjatya after 15 years, had earlier worked with him in blockbuster films, including "Hum Saath Saath Hain" (1999), "Main Pyaar Kiya" (1989) and "Hum Aapke Hai Koun" (1994).

"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" will also feature Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Swara Bhaskar and Deepak Dobriyal in important roles.