Ileana to romance Salman Khan in Barjatya’s next

According to the latest grapevine the ‘Barfi!’ actress Ileana D’Cruz has been signed opposite Salman Khan in Sooraj Barjatya’s next movie. The film is titled ‘Bade Bhaiyya’ and the movie is set to go on floor in 2014.

A source reveals, "Things have been kept under wraps, but Ileana has been cast opposite Salman for Bade Bhaiyya. She has even blocked her dates." When contacted, Sooraj said, "No, not true. The lead actress is not yet finalised. The title is also not Bade Bhaiyya. We haven't decided on a title as yet."

However, Ileana's spokesperson clarified, "We haven't been approached for SoorajBarjatya's film." However, our source maintains, "It's but obvious that no one will confirm anything at the moment as it's way too early."

It is also reported that for Sooraj’s movie, Salman Khan has pushed back Boney Kapoor’s ‘No Entry’ sequel, Salman is keen on working with Sooraj Barjatya after 14 long years and he has also given his dates.

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.

Before Ileana’s name came into picture, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma’s name were tabled and Kat was almost confirmed for the film. A source says, “Kat has more or less been finalised for the film. It will be interesting to see the two ex-lovers acting opposite each other again. The makers will announce her name once the dates and other details are worked out.”

On conditions of anonymity, an official from Barjatya’s banner informed, “Soorajji is in London and the leading lady opposite Salman has not been finalised yet. Two or three actresses are being considered for the role.”