MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone would be using her long legs in her next big film ‘Kick’. After considering many female leads, we have it confirmed from a reliable source that Sajid Nadiadwala has finally signed Deepika Padukone in the Salman Khan starrer.
Says the source, “Deepika Padukone is to romance Salman in ‘Kick’……looks like Priyanka’s close proximity with King Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) has made her lose the role.”
Added another insider, “Everyone knows how close Priyanka is to Shah Rukh Khan. Salman would never dream of renewing his friendship with anyone who is close to Shah Rukh. She is close to Salman’s sisters. That’s why she’s seen visiting his home. I can tell you with certainty that there’s no project happening with Salman and Priyanka in the lead.”
Other than Priyanka Chopra, ‘Barfi!’ girl Ileana D’Cruz who played the lead in the Telugu original of ‘Kick’ opposite Ravi Teja , was also being considered for sharing screen space with the ‘Dabangg’ Salman Khan, as we previously reported. SEE REPORT
Sajid Nadiadwala had expressed to Salman that Ileana would fit the bill in the Hindi version of ‘Kick’, but the tempestuous star was quite keen to rope in Padukone for the film.
“Salman has repeatedly been saying how wonderful it would be to work with Deepika, and what a great pair they would make,” said the insider.
‘Kick’ came Deepika’s way as the leading lady is expected to perform some kick-ass stunts. And Deepika, who has an athletic background would do justice to the action scenes.
“Sajid Nadiadwala wants Salman’s leading lady in Kick to perform heavy duty martial arts and stunts. Deepika is perfect for the part,” added the source.
‘Kick’, starring Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan, is all set to kick-start on June 1, 2013.