According to a source, yesterday, Armaan consented, in principle, to play Salman’s second brother in Sooraj Barjatya’s next which is expected to roll in June. The source added that the film revolves around three brothers and not two as is being speculated, and Neil Nitin Mukesh rounds off the trio.
This will mark Armaan’s comeback to the silver screen after 11 years. Rajkumar Kohli’s son was last seen in J P Dutta’s war drama ‘LoC:Kargil‘. The news comes as a surprise given that during the duration of the TV reality show, Armaan was most definitely not the star host’s favourite contestant following his growing closeness to Tanishaa Mukerji.
But the duo’s strained relationship took a turn when fellow contestant Sophia Hayat filed a police complaint against Armaan for beating her up with a mop handle. Armaan was promptly arrested by the Lonavla police. Salman at the time had advised him to keep his cool. After the grand finale, Salman invited Armaan and his ladylove Tanishaa on his birthday to his farmhouse in Panvel. “This helped them connect better,” said a source, adding that thanks to the reconciliation, Armaan is now in advanced talks to star in Sooraj’s family drama.
Salman plays a double role in the film but the two characters are not related by blood. While not much is known about Armaan’s role yet, Neil Nitin Mukesh’s part will have shades of grey.