Deepika to romance Salman in Barjatya’s ‘Bade Bhaiyya’


Deepika Padukone has worked with Shahrukh Khan and now the long legged reining beauty of Bollywood will share screen space with Salman Khan in Sooraj Barjatya’s movie, ‘Bade Bhaiyya’. For quite sometime, Barjatya has been looking for a leading lady for their most popular character ‘Prem’ and it seems there hunt is over with the ‘Chennai Express’ beauty Deepika Padukone. The film is titled ‘Bade Bhaiyya’.

The shooting of the film will begin from 2014. Deepika Padukone would perfectly fit to the bill as she looks equally rocking in western and traditional outfit. Since it is Soraj Barjatya’s film, Deepika needs to look like a pure Indian girl with bangles, bindi, salwar or saree.

Actresses like, Kareena Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and Parineeti Chopra were considered for the role but finally Deepika was signed for the film. If everything go in the right track then very soon we will get to see Deepika and Salman together on-screen.

Interestingly, before Deepika debuted opposite Shahrukh Khan in Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’, Salman Khan recommended her for a film but then Dippy was not interested to join film. The superstar recommended her name to Sooraj Barjatya.

"He offered me my first film when I was too young and I was not ready to be in front of the camera. I will always be grateful to him. Just the fact that he offered me a film was a great thing. It is taking a long time for us to come together on screen, so I think there is something special waiting for us," Deepika said.

When the filmmaker approached Salman for the film, the actor showed keen interest and has pushed back the shooting of ‘No Entry’ sequel to accommodate dates for Barjatya’s film. The filmmaker is keen to begin shooting by the end of the year or early next year and report is doing the round that Sallu has given them dates before he kick starts the shooting of Sajid Nadiadwala’s 'Kick'.

Salman shares a strong bond with Sooraj Barjatya. Sooraj ventured into direction with blockbuster, ‘Maine Pyar Kya’ in 1989 with Salman Khan and Bhagyashree. The film was a box-office hit and people started to like Salman as ‘Prem’. He then stared in ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ (1994) which became one of the highest grossers. The last time Salman and Sooraj worked together was ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’ (1999).  

Sooraj Barjatya makes family oriented film and Salman favors his choice as he too hails from a large family and believes in such themes.

It would be really interesting to see Salman, Sooraj, Deepika teaming up.


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