Well, that’s what Sooraj Barjatya wanted. It seems the director was keen on Sonakshi Sinha playing the lead opposite Salman Khan in his next venture, Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo. However, Salman wanted a fresh pairing for the ﬁlm and politely asked Sooraj to zero in on another girl. Hence, Sonam Kapoor landed the part. Salman and Sonam do make an exciting new pair to watch out for!