Tabu to play Salman’s sister in ‘Mental’

Salman Khan’s next is Sohail Khan’s ‘Mental’ and very talented Tabu has been roped in to play Salman’s elder sister. Tabu was in news recently for Oscar nominated ‘Life Of Pi’. In the past, Salman and Tabu shared screen space in movies like ‘Jeet’, ‘Biwi No 1’, ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ though they were not romantically paired opposite each other.

The official announcement of the movie is to be made soon. The movie was earlier name ‘Radhe’ but later it changed to ‘Mental’. This is said to be Hindi remake of Telugu movie ‘Stalin’. In fact, it was Salman’ decision to sign Tabu for the movie. Naseeruddin Shah  will also be seen in a pivotal role.

The source added that “it was at Salman`s insistence that Tabu and Naseer were contacted. Salman felt that the supremely talented duo could give the film a touch of class. Also, the film sees him as a military officer who sets out to reform society.”

A source quoted as saying: “Before leaving for Dubai on Wednesday, Sohail spoke to Tabu and Naseer for two important roles in the film."

If all the three stars come together for the movie then it would be for the first time the combination of the trio, Salman, Tabu and Naseer will share same screen space. In ‘Mental’, Salman will play a good Samaritan.

For the last four years, Salman has been continuously ruling the box-office. ‘Wanted’, ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ crossed 100 crore mark. His hands are packed for 2013 as well. Apart from ‘Mental’, he is doing ‘Sher Khan’, ‘No Entry Main Entry’, ‘Partner 2’, ‘Kick’, ‘I Am Hariprasad’.

Hope, this new brother-sister jodi will take the silver screen with storm.