Earlier, the director was planning to take Bianca Damme, Hollywood action star Jean Claude Van Damme's daughter, for the role. But, explaining about importing white skin, Anil Sharma had then said, "We are in talks." Later, there were gimmicky words afloat that Katrina's younger sister Isabella is being considered for the leading role opposite Salman. Isabel also met the meticulous director Anil on a couple of occasions but Anil denied the fluffy words. Katrina Kaif has also chorused Sharma's claim saying that Isabel is too young to join the film industry as she is yet complete her education.
Veer is a period film that will have Salman playing a Good Samaritan. The film's shooting is likely to begin in August this year. It's a period film based in 1800 and has been written by Salman himself. But despite having all the ingredients, the film is missing the leading lady. Then how should the film be cooked! Alas, the director was unavailable for comments.