However, the director's first choice for the film was Salman Khan's Dabangg heroine Sonakshi Sinha but Sallu Bhai reportedly advised Sooraj not to cast Sonakshi and thus, the role was given to Sonam eventually.
Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha's pairing has been liked much in the Dabangg series and so, director of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo wanted to cast Sonakshi for the film. But as reported, Salman wanted a fresh pairing for his next and so he suggested Sooraj to cast someone who has never been paired with Salman.
So, is it like Salman Khan thinks that his fans are bored of seeing him with Sonakshi or he himself is bored of getting paired with Sonakshi?
Although, Salman and Sonakshi's jodi is already a hit one, it will be interesting to see how the fans respond to the fresh pairing of Salman and Sonam.
Apart from Salman and Sonam, the much anticipated movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo also features Armaan Kohli, Swara Bhaskar and Deepak Dobriyal.
Check slider to see some pictures of Salman and Sonakshi's chemistry in the Dabangg series...