Mumbai: Salman Khan has roped the Big Boss season 6 contestant, Karishma Kotak in the lead role for Sohail Khan's Mental
(earlier titled 'Radhe'), thereby dumping his earlier choice, Cocktail
actress Diana Penty. The movie is a remake of a South film.
The actress-model has had a good equation with Salman since she shot a TV commercial with him last year. This advertisement was not enough for Karishma to win confidence of Salman but she made it possible as a contestant through the sixth season of reality show - Bigg Boss
The actor believes that the model can deliver a strong performance on screen and the Khan brothers were keen on casting a new face.
Karishma also performed during the finale of Bigg Boss season 6, which was well appreciated.
Karishma Kotak made her debut as an actress in the Indian film industry with the Telugu film, Shankar Dada Zindabad
, which was released in July, 2007. The film is a remake of Lage Raho Munna Bhai
. She was last seen in 2010 Telugu film Glamour
The 30-year-old actress-model hosted TV shows such as 'The Karishma Show', 'Spa Diaries' and 'Its In'. Working with Salman Khan would definitely be a dream come true for the model. 'Mental' is expected to go on floors on February 15.
- Urvashi Singhal