Deepika turns to Salman

Deepika Padukone’s next lead hero is Salman Khan. After debuting with Shahrukh Khan, she shifted her choice from Shahrukh to Salman Khan. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala was at first reluctant to approach Deepika to play the lead heroine opposite Salman on looking at her inclination towards Shahrukh and Farah Khan’s camp but when Deepika cleared to Sajid that she is open to work with any actor, Sajid signed her for his upcoming project, ‘Kick’.

It is an action flick and a Telugu remake starring Ravi Teja. Ghajini director A.R. Murugadoss will direct the film. Confirming the presence of Murugadoss and Deepika, Sajid said, "Murugadoss I've met and Deepika of course is already my leading lady in Houseful. I loved Murugadoss's work in Ghajini and so did Salman. We were very clear about not getting the original Telugu director as I don't believe in letting the South Indian directors do the Hindi remakes".

Salman Khan will be trained in kickboxing and martial arts. Now the greatest challenge before Sajid is to film the action sequences totally different from ‘Wanted’ and ‘Ghajini’.