Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone wants to work with Salman Khan, but 'Sultan' isn't happening?Varinder Chawla

Deepika Padukone is definitely on top of her game with back-to-back hits, and is in a position to call the shots.

Talking to DNA about her plans going forward, she named a few A-listers and budding actors she wishes to work with. Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan feature right on top of the list.

This automatically leads to the much-talked-about question — will she star in Salman's action drama "Sultan"? "Hmmm. I won't comment on it as it's not right to talk about films other than the films that you are doing. And since I haven't signed any films at the moment," she told the daily.

Interestingly, there have been instances which almost brought the two together. But things didn't fall into place. Apparently, Deepika was offered an item number in "Kick", which finally went to Nargis Fakhri. The "Bajirao Mastani" actress had to reject it as she didn't have dates to spare for that kind of a commitment.

Elaborating on the mystery shrouding her international project, she said people would come to know about it soon enough. "You will know soon. Kya pata. The plot thickens.(sic)" Her photo with Hollywood star Vin Diesel went viral, consequently sparking rumours of she being roped in for "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage".

The buzz around the leading lady of "Sultan" is immense, and names associated with it so far are surprising, to say the least. "Bigg Boss 9" contestant Mandana Karimi is one of the top contenders for the role. "Since the makers want a fresh face, there is a chance that they'd consider Mandana for the role," The Asian Age quoted a source as saying. "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8" contestant Scarlett Wilson also features in the list.

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