Salman set to romance Deepika Padukone

Updated: May 11, 2010, 00:16 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: He is known to have romanced the most gorgeous women onscreen and dated the most scintillating beauties off-screen. And now, Salman Khan is set to woo yet another stunning lass.

As per the latest buzz, the dashing actor will be seen opposite Deepika Padukone in an upcoming film to be directed by his brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri. Even though the two have been approached for a number of projects earlier, this is the first time plans have fallen into place.

According to sources, Salman and Deepika have been repeatedly approached for a series of films earlier but things couldn’t be finalised over some reason or the other. The duo was earlier reported to have worked together in Anees Bazmee`s film. But as gossip-mills went after this hot couple, Anees cleared the air by denying all such reports.

Confirming the news a source said, “Deepika is the first choice for Agnihotri. He really wishes to cast her opposite Salman.”

However, things are much more complicated than it may seem. Deepika is known to be in close proximity with Shah Rukh, which is one of the main reasons for Salman not wanting to work with her. What’s more is that Dips is also stated to have rekindled her romance with Ranbir, who because of his reported relationship with Katrina, is not in Salman’s good books either.