Even though Elli Avram is only one film old (she did Mickey Virus last year), we all know that she’s gunning to get her big Bollywood break from Salman Khan, who took a liking to her on Bigg Boss. We earlier reported that she may have to wait in order to get her first big Hindi film, since Salman Khan’s schedule is rather full and his co-stars have already been decided upon. However, Elli has an opening now, and if she’s lucky, she may just end up snagging a huge movie deal thanks to Sallu. Read on for Industrywalla‘s news.
Industrywalla says: Elli Avram’s big Bollywood ticket seems quite near. The Bigg Boss contestant, who has won over the heart of a certain Salman Khan, might just sign a big film opposite him in the coming days.
A reliable source has confirmed to me that Elli is being considered as the lead opposite Salman in Sooraj Barjatya‘s next. Surprising? Maybe, but remember how we told you that Deepika Padukone is in a fix because of her date tussle with Imtiaz Ali‘s film? If they are unable to work out a change in schedule so that Dippy can stay on, then it looks like her loss could very well be Elli’s gain.
It seems unlikely that Elli would have been on Sooraj’s radar prior to this, so we can assume that Salman has something to do with it. The same source confirms to me that Salman has indeed been pushing for Elli and asking the director to audition her for the part. Not surprising, considering that when Salman takes someone under his wings, he ends up helping them out with some project or another. But this all depends on what Barjatya actually thinks of Elli. If the director is OK with it, then the announcement might happen very soon!