Isabel Kaif is Katrina's kid sister, and has been seen in the background of recent Katrina photographs at various events. A sure shot signal of things to come, especially pretty young things.
Salman Khan's Veer, whose story is credited to Salman, will commence shooting in August and director Anil Sharma is busy polishing the dialogues at the moment. Meanwhile, the buzz is that Isabel Kaif will be paired opposite Sallu Bhai! Salman has always been strongly bonded with his siblings, and they have all been one for all, and all for one.
Arbaaz and Sohail have produced and acted in films sharing the Khan synergy, as in Hello Brother and Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. Earlier, he gave music director duo Sajid-Wajid great breaks, as also cousin-singer Kamal Khan. Lately, Partner was a film made only to help Govinda out of his career crisis. So, is it any wonder that the story writer and star of Veer has been rooting for Isabel as the leading lady, especially when it has come out into the open that Katrina herself has nudged and pushed Salman and Anil Sharma?
Veer is a period drama set in the years 1852 to 1900. Salman's first period film looks like the perfect launch for her kid sister, feels Katrina. Officially however director Anil Sharma denies it all, calling it the usual rumour. "I am working on the dialogues of the film. I am yet to finish some parts of the script. Once that is done then I will think about the casting. All I can say at the moment is that Salman is in the main lead, but we are yet to finalise the leading lady," said Sharma.
Reportedly, Priyanka Chopra who starred in Anil Sharma's The Hero with Sunny Deol in her early career, has always wanted to be a part of all his films. Apparently, when she heard the story of Veer, she expressed her keenness to do the film.
Sharma denies this too. "No, it's not true. As I said before, we are yet to finalise the leading lady," he says. "I haven't signed any actress opposite Salman yet." Sharma added that Salman gives major inputs in the script and dialogues though it's only the story that is his. "Being the son of the famous writer, Salim Khan, Salman has a great story sense. He has a very good sense of humour too."
Maybe it's Sharma's sense of humour too while denying all 'rumours'. So, who will it be as leading lady opposite Salman Khan in Veer? We would put our money, all of it, on Isabel Kaif. If it turns out it's not she, but Priyanka or someone else, that would be a cruel joke by Sharma or Salman or both!
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