Sushant Singh Rajput, Salman Khan
Sushant Singh Rajput was reportedly roped in Tarun Mansukhani's next, which was supposed to be produced by Salman Khan. Pictured: Sushant at "Fitoor" screening, while Salman at Mumbai airportVarinder Chawla

Bollywood actor Salman Khan recently surprised everyone when he failed to recognise Sushant Singh Rajput, who was supposed to star in a film produced by the "Sultan" actor. According to earlier reports, Sushant's name was doing the rounds for "Dostana" director Tarun Mansukhani's next.

It had been reported that Sushant and Katrina Kaif were roped in for the project under Salman Khan's Production. So, recently Salman was asked about this project starring Sushant, according to Deccan Chronicle. To this, Salman replied: "Who Sushant?"

The "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" actor's reaction surprised everyone and then he was told that the person being referred to was Sushant Singh Rajput. But, Salman still looked confused and said: "Sushant Singh Rajput! Why will I make a film with him?" Salman, in fact, asked his team members whether they are making any film with Sushant, but they too looked confused.

Meanwhile, the reports of Tarun's next starring Sushant have been doing the rounds for a long time and the production house is not aware of it. Salman has already made headlines with his "rape remark" and disappointed his fans, and now, not identifying an actor might affect his image too.

Salman is known for showing his royal snub to the people who have irked him like Arijit Singh and Vivek Oberoi. But, Sushant apparently has done nothing wrong. Was Salman's reaction real or he actually didn't know who Sushant was? The second option is a bit hard to believe.

Tarun's next was supposed to be produced by Salman's production house and Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. The recent buzz is that Jacqueline Fernandez has replaced Katrina in it. But, nothing can be said regarding this film as one of the production companies does not know about it.

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