Salman Khan is hot, says Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor debuted opposite Salman Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’ and now she will again be teamed up with the hunk for Sooraj Barjatya’s next for an untitled film and she said the film will be “double dhamaal”.

Rejoining with Salman Khan, Sonam told IANS, “He is hot. It's double 'dhamaal' with Salman since he is in double role. I am super excited to work with him. I am not allowed to talk about it. You will see. He is looking good in the film."

The film will be directed by Sooraj Barjatya.

Meanwhile, Sonam is trying something different with her next film ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ as well.

She said: "It's interesting...I hope people can digest it because we are trying to do something different. Doing things different is always scary."

Sooraj after lots of hunt has finalized Sonam. The Kapoor girl has confirmed the news saying, "I was in negotiations with Sooraj-ji for the last four months. We've finally worked out all the modalities. And, yes I am doing the film. I'll be getting into the film as soon as I finish shooting Arbaaz Khan's 'Dolly Ki Doli'," Sonam said.

Sonam who was applauded for her performance in ‘Raanjhanaa’ is highly excited to take up the new challenge. "I've grown up watching Sooraj-ji's films. To be actually working in his film is a very exciting prospect for me. It's double exciting as I'll get to star with Salman Khan for the second time," said the 28-year-old.

Sonam debuted with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Saawariya’ which also stars Salman Khan in a pivotal role. She recalls her association with the superstar.

"People seem to remember that I was paired with Ranbir Kapoor in 'Saawariya'. They forget my character was actually in love with Salman's character. In fact, my character chose to go with Salman rather than Ranbir in the end. Salman and I had shot together for 'Saawariya' for 31 days," she said.

Before Sonam was officially signed, several names were tabled for the female lead which include Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ilena D’Cruz, Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Nargis Fakhri and Deepika Padukone.

Reports say that Salman has scheduled 160 days for the film. The film is likely to go to the floors in June this year and will release around Diwali in 2015. He will be seen in a double role.

Sooraj is said to be working on the script. The film centers on a young royalty where the lead actress will be seen as a princess. Sources close to the director said Sonam’s traditional looks made him prefer her.

A source said, “Sooraj loved Sonam’s performance in ‘Raanjhana’ and was looking forward to work with her. Now, with Salman, the new film is going to be a great opportunity for her to reach top position in the tinsel town. Unlike in films such as Ready and Jai Ho, the heroine will have a solid, soulful character in this Salman starrer”.

A big, glitzy set is under construction at a studio and a major part of the film will be shot there.