Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan
Deepika and Salman have never worked together before. Pictured: Deepika at "Bajirao Mastani" promotions; Salman at "Dance India Dance" season 5.Varinder Chawla

Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone coming together for a Kabir Khan film has got everyone talking, but this latest piece of information may just further that excitement. Sources say it's a period film set in the 1960s, which has been tentatively titled "Tubelight."

"Deepika has been almost finalised for the role. She hasn't signed any films since last year and this will be her first announcement. The film goes on floors in July end-early August, by when she will have finished her commitment in Hollywood. The film is set in the 1960s," an insider informed DNA.

Meanwhile, a BollywoodLife source revealed that the leading lady has put forth a condition for Kabir's film. Deepika apparently signed on the dotted line after she was assured that her role would add to the story and not be a small part of it.

"Deepika signed this film with Salman on a condition that Kabir Khan promised her a meaty role. She did not want a small part, which is typical for any Salman movie. She has clearly asked Kabir to be careful of her part in the film," the insider added.

Meanwhile, Salman Khan Films COO Amar Butala revealed interesting details about the project. He said that the cast and crew will kick-start shooting in Ladakh and Chinese actors will be roped in for the film.

"Firstly, this is not a part of Indo-China treaty. Yes, we are looking to rope in Chinese actors for the film, but I can't divulge into further details," Catch News quoted him as saying.

The film is scheduled to be released on Eid 2017.

In other news, Salman is finishing up the final leg of "Sultan," which stars Anushka Sharma as his love interest. Deepika is busy with her maiden Hollywood project "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" where she plays Serena, girlfriend to Vin Diesel's character.

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