It's official. After hunting around for a heroine in every nifty nook and crafty corner of the film industry, Boney Kapoor has finally zeroed in on the super-talented Ayesha Takia as Salman Khan's leading lady in the Hindi remake of the Tamil blockbuster Pokhiri.
Many names including Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone were considered. "But we decided finally on Ayesha. Both Sridevi and I feel she's an under-utilized bundle of talent, just waiting to explode. We saw her in Nagesh Kukunoor's Dor and decided she was it. No two ways about it. The girl will go very far if she watches her steps," says Boney.
However there's a bigger reason that talent that made Ayesha the 'it' girl. "We wanted to pair Salman with a heroine he has never worked with before. I want to create an aura of freshness around Salman through the cast factor,