Mumbai: While most actors refused, Sallu willingly did a cameo in Hema Malini's Tell Me O Kkhuda. Sallu shares a close rapport with the Deol family. In fact, we hear he hero-worships Dharmendra.

He got close to Hema during the shoot of Baghban, where he played her adopted son. "He treats Esha like his ghar ki bachchi," adds the source.

Confirming the news, Hema says, "Isn't it sweet of Salman? He insisted on being part of the film despite being one of the busiest stars in Bollywood today."

"It has been difficult to get actors to work in my home productions. In fact, I've been wondering where to find leading men for my films," she told us candidly.