Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone in 'Bigg Boss 9'Bigg Boss/ Twitter

The sneak peek to Sunday's episode of "Bigg Boss 9" had Deepika Padukone giving out random tasks to housemates in the guise of Bigg Boss.

While everyone thought she was on the high-voltage reality show to promote her upcoming film "Tamasha", sources say she had a different agenda.

According to a 9xe.com report, the actress was sent to the show so her chemistry with host Salman Khan for "Sultan" could be tested.

While official announcements are yet to be made, there have been instances wherein such speculations have fallen flat.

Earlier this year, the actress' on-stage fun with Salman at a popular award ceremony was made out to be something else. Apparently, they bonded big time because they had signed Karan Johar's "Shuddhi" together, which eventually went to Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.

However, there is a possibility of Deepika and Salman coming together as the former hasn't taken up any project after Imtiaz Ali's film and also because the 49-year-old actor is keen on having her in "Sultan" as the lead.

In other news, on Sunday's episode she will be seen going on dates with the boys of "BB9" and also giving them tough tasks. On her way out, the "Tamasha" actress will reportedly take Aman Yatan Verma along.

Below are a few pictures from the episode:

Also read