Arjun Kapoor to play Salman's brother in Barjatya's next?


By Hindustan Times

Buzz is that the Ishaqzaade actor Arjun Kapoor will be playing Salman Khan's younger brother in Sooraj Barjatya's next film Bade Bhaiya. It is also said that Salman's famous on-screen name Prem, will be retained in the film, reports Mumbai Mirror.

A source told the tabloid, "Sooraj Barjatya has finished the script. He wrote it keeping Salman in mind. They now need a young actor to play the parallel lead in the film. After watching Ishaqzaade, Soorajji was impressed with Arjun's performance. He arranged a meeting with Arjun and offered him the role."

Salman Khan will be playing a mentor to Arjun in the film. Incidentally, Salman has been mentoring the new kid in real life too.

However, Mr Gupta, the General Manager of Rajshri Productions told the tabloid, "Sooraj ji is still writing the script of the film. He hasn't reached the casting stage yet."

Arjun Kapoor, 26, is touted to be the next big thing in Bollywood. But, it was easy for the actor to make the cut. He once weighed 140 kgs and had to lose 68 kilos to enter the industry. And, it was actor Salman Khan who made him shed all the flab. Kapoor now weighs a fit 72 kgs.

“Arjun always wanted to become a director. Salman Khan kept observing Arjun on the sets of the 2009 hit Wanted, in which he was an assistant producer. Salman strongly felt that he saw an actor in Arjun Kapoor. He sat down with Arjun and said he shouldn’t waste more time learning direction and production, and should work towards becoming an actor,” said a source.