Salman added that he and director Anil Sharma decided to cast Zarine because they wanted a yesteryear look and hence the need for a fresh face for it. Salman said that the presence of an established actress would have looked like as if the actress was playing the role. Salman who had met Zarine on the sets of Yuvvraaj felt she would be ideal for the role.
Salman added that he didn't feel the pressure of the huge box office success of Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots as he never believed in the number race and no parallel could be drawn between 3 Idiots and a period film like Veer. Salman concluded by saying that if his movie was good it would connect well with the audience.