Kick 2: Jacqueline out, Deepika Padukone to romance Salman Khan


Finally, the die-hard fans of Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan will get to see the amazing couple blazing the silver screen. For the first time Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone are coming together to woo the audience in ‘Kick 2’. At first, Jacqueline Fernandez was considered for the role but the makers now had a change of mind and Deepika is being considered for the role.

A source was quoted as saying, “Deepika Padukone is being considered for Kick 2 with the film going on floors sometime next year. As Jacqueline and Salman are already working together in Race 3, it only makes sense to give audience a fresh pairing. However, the final call is up to Sajid and Salman.”

The makers wanted a new face opposite Salman Khan and so they have zeroed upon Deepika.

When Deepika Padukone appeared on Salman Khan’s show, ‘Dus Ka Dum’, audience showed their eagerness to see the Jodi in the silver screen.

On working with Salman Khan, Padukone once said, “Forget the film and who will direct it; I believe working with Salman will be an experience in itself, and I would love to go through that (smiles). We?ve been offered many films in the past. The first movie that was proposed to me was alongside Salman. At that point, I wasn?t ready. I wasn?t even an actor then. Unfortunately, every film that we have tried to associate in after that, hasn?t worked out for different reasons. Salman and I aren?t going anywhere. I am sure there will be more opportunities.”

On the work front, Deepika Padukone is currently shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ and Salman Khan is busy with YRF’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ opposite Katrina Kaif.