Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma, who plays the female lead in Salman Khan’s Sultan, shared a picture from her first day on the sets of the film.
The Ali Abbas Zafar-directed Sultan stars Salman Khan as a Haryanvi wrestler. Several actresses, including Parineeti Chopra and Kriti Sanon, were reported to have been approached for the film. However, Yash Raj Films announced on January 9 that Anushka had been signed.
Anushka made her debut in Bollywood with 2008’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Shah Rukh Khan. With Shah Rukh, Anushka also featured in 2012’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The actress also worked with Aamir Khan in PK. This is the first time that Anushka will share screen space with Salman. She is also making Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai.
Sultan is scheduled to release on Eid this year along with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees.