Oct 06, 2012
Two big actors, two viable names — nothing can make for a better casting coup than having Salman Khan and Vidya Balan paired together. The Dabangg Khan is well aware that Vidya, with her back-to-back hits at the box office, is touted as the “fourth Khan of the industry”.
Sources close to him say that he has always admired Vidya for her ability to select films that bring out the best in her. Perhaps that’s the reason why, Salman suggested Vidya’s name for one of his forthcoming films. However, Vidya has apparently turned down the offer, as she is adamant about not playing a glam doll.
Our source says, “Probably the film in question is Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick but Khan isn’t revealing any details about the film. Vidya feels her role needs to be strong enough to justify her superstar status. It also needs to be at par with her acting prowess.” When probed on the matter, Vidya’s spokesperson denied that talks were on with Khan. But the Salman Khan camp has confirmed the rumours of the deal with Vidya fizzling out.
Vidya and Salman in the same frame would certainly have been a treat for the senses, but maybe Salman needs to try harder to rope in the “fourth Khan”.