Update: Salman Khan has confirmed that he is very much part of Karan Johar's film with Akshay Kumar.
A couple of months back it was announced that Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are teaming up for Karan Johar’s ambitious project based on the Battle of Saragarhi. The film was expected to go on the floors in 2018 however the latest reports are suggesting that Salman Khan has backed out of the film. Apparently, Salman Khan had no idea that his close friend Ajay Devgn was also working on a similar project titled as Sons of Sardaar. Both the films are based on Havildar Ishar Singh of 36th Sikhs. In fact, Ajay had apparently written an open letter to Salman about his film Sons of Sardaar: Battle of Saragarhi. According to reports in DNA, once he got to know that Ajay Devgn, one of his close friends is also working on a similar project, he decided not to work on Karan Johar’s film. It was supposed to be a big budget film but things will be interesting now as Salman has backed out from the film. Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar had an ugly spat last year during the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay. Since then both have been taking digs at each other.