However, the makers of Sultan have begun shooting for the film, albeit without finalising the heroine.
According to a source, "The fact that the makers have begun shooting without the lead actress is a little scary. The film will release on Eid next year and the casting of all other characters has been done. It's a huge risk to not have the lead actress on board."
"The names of a number of actresses floated around, but nothing has been finalised yet. We are still working on it and an announcement will be made soon. We have begun shooting so that we meet our deadline as the release date has already been announced and we do not want to delay the project," adds a source working on the project.
As per another industry source, "Salman is being choosy about who should be cast opposite him in the film and is creatively involved in the whole process. The producers were keen on getting Parineeti on board, but things didn't work out. Now, a new face might be launched in the project." (Also Read: Salman Khan Has Just '10 Days to Get Back Into Shape' For Sultan)
The spokesperson for the film says, "We have begun shooting for Sultan and Salman Khan is excited and actively involved with the film. Please wait for the official announcement on the actress."