Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After much speculation surrounding the leading lady opposite Salman Khan in Sooraj Barjatya’s next, rumour now has it that the director - actor duo have zeroed in on two choices — Parineeti Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz.
The two actresses fit the mould of a Rajshri heroine perfectly because they are both beautiful and have a desi flavour.
According to DNA, a source has said, “There were reports recently that Anushka Sharma had been signed as the leading lady opposite Salman. But that rumour was denied by the actress’ spokesperson. The fact is, Sooraj has gone through a list of actresses and selected Ileana and Parineeti as the final two. He is currently abroad scouting for locations for his Salman-starrer. When he returns, he will meet the two girls again and have script-reading sessions with them in Hindi, after which it will be decided which will be the lucky girl to be cast opposite Salman.”
Salman and Sooraj – who churned out blockbuster hits like ‘Maine Pyar Kia’ and ‘Hum Apke Hain Kaun’ - last worked together almost 14 years ago in the multi-starrer ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’.
Salman – who is very much in demand these days – is said to have pushed the ‘No Entry’ sequel further and made way for Sooraj Barjatya’s this film.
If rumours are anything to go by, the yet untitled Rajshri film is scheduled to start this October.