It was during the promotion of Chennai Express when Deepika Padukone famously said that Salman Khan and she were pretty much star crossed lovers who were perhaps never destined to meet. There was a flicker of hope very recently though when there were ‘almost confirmed’ talks of the duo coming together for the Sooraj Barjatya.
Well, to the disappointment of millions of fans of this couple which is waiting to share the screen space together for over half a decade now, this too has turned out to be a rumour.
“Sooraj Barjatya has not yet approached Deepika for his Salman starrer. These are all mere speculations and wish list of some overzealous people who are desperate to pair the Number One star-actors in the business today. The film is still at least six months away from going on floors and it would anyways be too soon to lock a heroine for now,” informs our well places source.
Though there were some other notable names being thrown around, two of these being Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor, there was no truth to these either. However when Deepika’s name came on the forefront, half the industry had reasons to believe that it was true.
“Why not,” says a trade guru, “Salman is the Number One hero today and Deepika is Number One heroine as well. Both of them have enjoyed five straight successes each in a row and if they come together, any film is going to be a riot. With her quintessential Indian looks, she is just perfect for Sooraj’s film as well. It is going to be the biggest film of 2015 with such kind of a set up.”
No wonder, many are waiting with bated breath for an announcement to be made in this regard. The good news though is that there is no concrete development yet on the pairing, Barjatyas haven’t said no to Deepika either, which leaves a window open for the talks to eventually begin, albeit in a while from now.
On her part though, Deepika vehemently denies being a part of the film, as yet at least, “It is a wrong fact that has been reported. I don’t know where has this come from but it is not true at all. There has been no discussion whatsoever on the film. In fact I haven’t even met Sooraj-ji yet on the film.”
She is hopeful though that in near future she would have a film to celebrate with Salman. “I am sure that would happen. And whenever that happens, it is going to be very special.”
We hope so as well.