After Chandan opted out due to date issues, the director had been on the lookout for a replacement. After realising that Salman had acting skills as well, he signed the choreographer as the film’s lead.
Agnihotri says, “The dates of Nikhil Advani’s film and my film were similar. I finally told Chandan to go ahead and do Nikhil’s film and I was looking for some options. That’s when I saw Salman doing some scenes with his team. He said he was playing one of the leads in Remo’s upcoming film and I immediately auditioned him. I was so impressed with him that I immediately signed him.”
The filmmaker is upbeat about Salman’s future in Bollywood. He states, “I can easily say that he will be better than the two boys in Karan Johar’s film.” Salman was Isha Sherwani’s choregrapher in 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'.