The source points out that since Anil is a close friend of Sooraj Barjatya, the latter was more than happy to sign on Sonam.

“After Anil recommended Sonam’s name to Salman, Sooraj got to know about this. Since he is a good friend of Anil, he had a chat about the same with him and Sooraj then decided to offer the film to Sonam. Both he and Salman felt that she would fit the part,” says the source.

It may be pointed out that Sooraj Barjatya had initially approached Deepika Padukone but she could not do the film due to date issues. After this, several names, including Anushka Sharma and Nargis Fakhri, were rumoured to have been offered the part but the fact is that neither of them were finalized for it.

Filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya and Anil and Sonam Kapoor remained unavailable for comment.

Courtesy: Mid-Day

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