The recent reports claiming Sanjay Dutt will be part of Salman Khan's upcoming film "Sultan" are false.

Earlier, it was reported that Salman wanted Dutt to play the role of his trainer in the movie. But it has now been learnt that the "Munnabhai MBBS" actor will not appear in the film.

"Salman never indicated that he wanted Sanjay Dutt to be in the film. There is no question of signing Sanjay Dutt or anyone else until the leading lady is in place," Bollywood Hungama quoted a source as saying.

"After that there are two important male characters to be cast. One of them would be that of Salman's mentor. But no Sanjay Dutt. Isn't he in prison?" The source further added.

According to this source, Salman is bringing a new face as the leading lady in this flick. "Salman will be launching a new girl. He already has someone in mind and has spoken to producer Adi Chopra and director Ali Abbas Zafar about it," the insider said.

Before Sanjay Dutt, rumour had it that Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone would play the important role of Salman's trainer in "Sultan". However, this has now turned out to be a mere rumour as the film's executive producer denied the same.

Sanjay is currently serving jail term in connection to the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case and is expected to be free in December this year.

Salman and Sanjay were last seen together on the big screen in the movie, "Chal Mere Bhai", in 2000, following which the duo hosted "Bigg Boss 5" together.

Produced by Yash Raj Films, "Sultan" will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and will present Salman in the role of a wrestler from Haryana.