Parineeti, Ileana Race To Star Opposite Salman Khan In Sooraj Barjatya’s Next


MUMBAI: Bollywood heroines Parineeti Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz have been zeroed in as possible co-stars to Salman Khan in his next film with Sooraj Barjatya.


Fourteen years ago, Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya worked together in ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, a film that was a sort of spin off from their earlier blockbuster hit ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun..!’ And now, it seems like the duo is all set to recreate their previous magic, by teaming up for a film.

Barjatya’s film will reportedly go on floors in October this year, a feat Salman Khan achieved by pushing back his schedule, including the sequel to ‘No Entry’ by asking his producer Boney Kapoor to adjust the dates.

The Barjatya film will possibly be a family drama, centered around the relationship between two brothers. Salman has been finalised as the elder brother, but the filmmaker is still scouting to fill the role of the younger brother.

For the lead actress, the filmmaker and Salman have reportedly zoomed in on either Parineeti Chopra or Ileana D’Cruz to play the female lead opposite Salman.

Says a source, “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.