Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Harshali Malhotra and Salman Khan in "Bajrangi Bhaijaan"

Director Kabir Khan has revealed that he auditioned over 5,000 kids for the role of Munni in Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" before deciding on child artist Harshali Malhotra.

"Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is about a young, mute girl from Pakistan, who loses her way on the India-Pakistan border and finds herself in India. How the hero (Salman Khan) reunites the girl with her family is the crux of the story.

The role of Munni, played by six-year-old Harshali Malhotra, is a crucial part of the film.

She is supposed to have given a wonderful performance in the movie.

The little girl has been the talk of the town ever since the trailer of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was released online.

Her portion in the trailer of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" has impressed movie buffs around the world, who are eagerly waiting for the release of the film. 

A source close to Kabir Khan reportedly said that the director had a tough time before he found the talented cute girl. 

The makers of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" wanted a pretty and charming face for the role of Munni. After auditioning over 5000 kids, the makers decided to pick Harshali Malhotra for the role of Munni.  

Harshali Malhotra had great time shooting for "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", as she received great care and attention from everyone, including Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, on the sets of the film.

In a recent interview, Bebo told that the girl snatched away the love and attention that she (Kareena) used to get on the sets of Salman's films.