Aditya Chopra desperate to work with Salman Khan?

Updated: Jan 12, 2011, 18:39 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Post the humungous success of ‘Dabangg’, Salman Khan’s Bollywood clout is growing bigger and bigger each passing day. Buzz has it that the die-hard Shah Rukh Khan fan – Yash Raj Films have shown keen interest in working with Salman Khan.

Apparently, Kabir Khan is tirelessly pursuing Salman Khan and so does Aditya Chopra, who is sending feelers to the actor.

Confirming to a daily, a source said, “‘Dabangg`s’ success is one of the main reasons for the banner pursuing Salman.

Initially, the director was thinking of casting John Abraham as the main lead, but after Sallu`s flick became a smash hit, he decided the ‘Dabangg’ actor would be a better draw."

The source added that this isn`t the first time Salman has been approached for an YRF project. Salman has been made several offers in the past, but none of them materialised – “The star has never worked with Aditya Chopra, a close friend of arch rival Shah Rukh Khan. Before signing the film, Sallu wants to be sure the team is all on the same page, creatively. Kabir has told the star that he can`t see anyone else playing the part.”

When contacted, the YRF spokesperson said, “YRF is in conversation with various artistes for our forthcoming slate of films. We will make our announcements shortly after finalising everything. Till then, all this is mere conjecture.”