Deepika Padukone

Deepika paired opposite Salman Khan for the first time in 'Kick'
Deepika paired opposite Salman Khan for the first time in 'Kick'

Deepika Padukone has been confirmed opposite Salman Khan for the first time in Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’.

A source told Business Of Cinema, “Deepika Padukone is to romance Salman in Kick’…looks like Priyanka۪s close proximity with King Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) has made her lose the role.”

Another insider said, “Everyone knows how close Priyanka is to Shah Rukh Khan. Salman would never dream of renewing his friendship with anyone who is close to Shah Rukh. She is close to Salman۪s sisters. That۪s why she۪s seen visiting his home. I can tell you with certainty that there۪s no project happening with Salman and Priyanka in the lead.”

There were reports earlier of Sonakshi Sinha and Ileana D۪Cruz bagging the female lead in the film but that was decided against.

‘Kick’ goes on the floors in June 2013.