Mumbai: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has been finalised as the female lead opposite superstar Salman Khan for the upcoming film "Sultan", said a statement from Yash Raj Films on Friday.
Anushka, who made her debut in Hindi cinema in 2008 took to Twitter, to share a photograph of herself hugging the "Dabangg" star.
The "NH10" actress captioned the image saying: "Sultan".
Produced by Aditya Chopra and written-directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, "Sultan",which has been shot in Karjat, is reportedly based on the life of a wrestler.
One of the fittest stars of Bollywood, Salman has gone through intensive training for wrestling and mixed martial arts for Zafar's directorial with international action director Larnell Stovall.
"Sultan" is slated to release on Eid 2016.