Swara Bhaskar to play Salman Khan’s sister

Swara Bhaskar who was last seen in ‘Ranjhanaa’ has grabbed a meaty role. In the early stage of her career, she got the opportunity to work with the superstar of Bollywood, Salman Khan. Swara will play Salman’s sister in Sooraj Barjatya’s upcoming film, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’.

It is learnt that Salman Khan’s real sister Alvira Agnihotri recommended Swara’s name to Barjayta. She felt Swara would perfectly fit the role. The film stars Sonam Kapoor in the female lead and therefore it would be Swara’s second movie with Sonam after ‘Ranjhanaa’.

Swara Bhaskar is highly excited to work alongside Salman Khan.

Confirming the news, Swara said, "Alvira saw Raanjhanaa (2013) and liked my work. We've also known each other for some time. I had hosted a book launch for a common friend where Helen ma'am was the chief guest. Alvira and Atul (Agnihotri, husband) had liked the comparing. I am grateful for this recommendation."

Swara said that her role is different from what she has done earlier and added that it is performance-oriented role. She was quoted as saying, "My part is highly performance- oriented and different from anything I've done so far. I'm readying myself for the challenge. I hope I can live up to Sooraj sir's expectations. Meanwhile, my friends and relatives have already begun requesting me for autographs from Salman Khan."

Shooting for the film will begin in July. Actor Deepak Dobriyal and Neil Nitin Mukesh are also part of the film. Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh will play Salman Khan's step brother.

Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya are reuniting after 15 years. 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).  

‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' is one of the most awaited films of 2015. The movie is slated to release in Diwali 2015. The shooting of the film will go on floor very soon.