Deepika Padukone for Kick 2?
From Madhuri Dixit to Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan has romanced almost every leading lady in Bollywood. However, a pairing with actress Deepika Padukone has always been on the cards but nothing ever materialised.
While there were rumours that Deepika would be seen romancing Salman in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Sultan, instead, we saw Anushka Sharma playing a wrestler in the film.
Now, grapevines floating out of producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s production house insist that the never-before casting is indeed being crystallised.
Says a source in the know, “If you remember, Deepika was the first choice for Kick. But somehow it didn’t work out. Jacqueline was brought in and Kick changed the course of her career.”
For Kick 2 Deepika’s role is being carefully developed. “Deepika can’t play just a typical Salman heroine. Her role has to be as powerful as Salman’s. Sajid is working on it, injecting heft into the female lead,” says a source close to Sajid.
There have been too many misses as far as this much-coveted pair is concerned. Deepika and Salman have nearly come together on several occasions, but, this time, for Kick 2, everyone concerned is eager to make the untried jodi make it to the theatres. Fingers crossed!