2014 has begun on a good note for Sonam Kapoor. It began with Raees with Shah Rukh Khan. And now she has been confirmed for Sooraj Barjatya’s film Bade Bhaiiya with Salman Khan. This, along with last year’s critical acclaim for Raanjhaana and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has raised the actresses’ stock overnight.
Sooraj has been on the lookout for a traditional Indian face to cast opposite Salman. But he was clear he didn’t want a fresh face. The story is about two brothers, and Salman plays both. Sooraj had almost finalised Deepika for the part but ultimately has selected Sonam. He felt that the Kapoor girl was more suited to the role, and had more desi appeal, in her personal as well as professional life.
The director is looking for innocence and he feels that Sonam has typical Indian features. He also believes that she’s one of those actresses who can portray any character with her mobile face. When Sooraj saw Raanjhaana he was fascinated by her performance and decided she was perfect for the role. Salman approves of this choice as as he has known Sonam since childhood, as her father Anil Kapoor is a friend.
But Sonam and her family have been instructed to maintain strict silence on the film by Sooraj. A source says, “There will be a proper announcement at the right time. Till then Sonam can’t talk about it all. Even her family is keeping mum on this restigious project.”