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Is she Salman Khan's new girl?

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 29, 2012
First Published: 12:57 IST(29/12/2012) | Last Updated: 17:40 IST(1/1/2013)

Salman Khan is known to help young actors find their footing in the big, bad world of Bollywood.

Starting with Katrina Kaif, who is now among the top actors in the industry, he’s gone on to support Zarine Khan, Hazel Keech and Mahek Chahal among others. Now, it seems that south actor Daisy Shah is next in line.

The Dabangg star apparently did a shoot with her at his farmhouse on his birthday. “They drove down to Panvel on Thursday morning with his crew and photographers and did an extensive shoot there,” says a source present at the farmhouse. This was not just an ordinary photo shoot that he went all the way to Panvel for; it looked as though the team was doing a look test with Daisy. “Salman’s farmhouse is massive. They did photo and video shoots at different locations at the place all through the day,” says the source.

Daisy ShahReportedly, the female lead has not been decided for any of Salman’s 2013 projects — Sohail Khan’s Sher and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick. The shoot gives rise to speculations that Daisy could be the lucky one to feature in either of these films.

Salman had a hearing related to his 2002 hit-and-run case on December 27, but the actor was exempted from his court appearance. “He made the best use of the day. Salman came back to Mumbai late in the evening, after wrapping up the shoot,” says the source.

Daisy was an assistant to choreographer Ganesh Acharya in films like Zameen (2003) and Khakee (2004). Salman also has a subtle connection with her: She was the female lead opposite south actor Jaggesh in the original Kannada version of his 2011 hit Bodyguard. The film turned out to be an equally big hit when it was remade in Hindi with Salman and Kareena in the same year.

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