Scoop: Salman To Launch Katrina’s Sister Opposite Sooraj Pancholi, Film To be Directed by Stanley D’Costa

I ‘kid’  you  not! Katrina Kaif’s  kid-sister  Isabelle Kaif  who has been seen accompanying her star-sister at  various dos  in Bollywood, is  all set to be launched as  a heroine opposite Sooraj Pancholi who has been struggling  to make his presence  felt ever since his  disastrous debut in  the Nikhil Advani-directed remake of  Subhash Ghai’s Hero.

It is no coincidence that Sooraj is a Salman Khan protégé, and that he will be taking a  belated stab at  stardom with another Salman protégée Katrina’s  sister.

 The  project which will introduce   the junior Kaif sister to Hindi audiences has Salman’s full backing and  blessing, though he won’t be officially  producing it.

The Isabelle-Sooraj  starrer will be produced  by Bhushan Kumar of T Series.

Says a  source close to the development, “Salman has been concerned  about the lack of progress in both Isabelle and Sooraj’s careers. Both the wannabe stars mentored  by Salman have been  waiting in the fringes for several years . Now when after years of persuasion by producer Bhushan Kumar , Salman is finally working  with T Series in the film Bharat(co-produced by Bhushan and Salman’s brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri) , Salman decided  to  (Isa)belle the act.”

Apparently  Salman “suggested” to Bhushan that he should re-launchSooraj and Isabelle in  a film together.

  “And we  all know what Salman’s ‘suggestion’ means. No producer would say no to  Salman. Bhushan readily agreed  to produce theSooraj-Isabelle project which will   be directed by choreographer-filmmaker Remo d’Souza’s assistant  Stanley d’Costa,” says a source close  to the development.

Remo is currently directing Salman in Race 3.

The untitled Isabelle-Sooraj project will take off in the second-half of this year. Salman will be on board in some official capacity,  not yet decided.

Interestingly Isabelle Kaif made her film debut in a warm-hearted  amiable  Indo-Canadian rom-com Dr Cabbie in 2014  where she had  a supporting role  opposite the very talented  Indo-Canadian actorVinay Virmani. Salman mentored  both Vinay Virmani and IsabelleKaif during the making  and release  of Dr Cabbie.

 Now he will take his commitment to looking after Katrina’s family one step ahead.

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