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...
Funny Salman With Sweet Sonakshi
Salman Khan pampering his lady love Sonakshi in the film.
Sallu Bhai-Sonakshi In Fun Mood
Salman Khan with some unique moves, accompanied by Sonakshi.
Sonakshi Kissing Salman
Salman Khan and Sonakshi's chemistry looked superb in the Dabangg series.
Salman-Sonakshi's Selfie Time
Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha having a cool selfie moment in a scene.
Salman Romancing Sonakshi
'Dabangg' Salman and sweet Sonakshi romance in the Dabangg series won several hearts.
The Perfect Frame
Salman hugging Sonakshi and the moment beautifully framed in a heart.
Sonakshi dons the role of an innocent and simple girl in Dabangg and Salman plays a tough from outside yet soft by heart cop.
Caring Chulbul Pandey With His Wife
Salman's character of Chulbul Pandey became a famous name among his fans.
Salman And Sonakshi's Love
Salman and Sonakshi romancing in Shah Jahan and Mumtaz manner, in a modern fashion.
Salman And Sonakshi's Hit Jodi
Tough Chulbul Pandey gets soft when comes near his lady love.