Mumbai: Salman Khan is apparently determined to get Sanjay to play his onscreen father, despite their recent spat. Contrary to reports, Jackie Shroff has not been roped in to play Salman Khan's father in his upcoming Bodyguard.

Producer Atul Agnihotri has confirmed this. The actor, we hear, still has his heart set on Sanjay Dutt as his onscreen daddy, despite the ugly verbal duel the two friends had last week!

A close pal of Salman's claims, "Salman had actually made the offer of his father's role to Sanju two days earlier, and the latter just laughed it off. At the party on last Thursday, he brought it up again. This time, Sanju lost his cool and an angry scene ensued."

But Salman remains undeterred.  The friend says, "Salman is not being unrealistic or spiteful by offering Dutt his father's role. Salman is the kind of person who would do anything for a friend. If Dutt asked him to play a walk-on part in a film, Salman wouldn't think twice before doing it. So he sees nothing wrong in offering Dutt his father's role, and he won't take a ‘no’ for an answer."

Just why Salman wants only Sanju for the dad's part is a mystery. According to a source, the role (a guest appearance) needs the presence of someone tough and macho, someone who Salman looks up to even in real life.

 Hence, Sanju fits the bill. However, if the actor does decide to do his friend a favour, he'll have to make up his mind fast as the shooting of Bodyguard has to be completed by the first week of August.