|Besides Daisy Shah, another newcomer gets to make her debut with Salman Khan in Jai Ho. Sana Khan, the former Bigg Boss contestant, plays second lead opposite Salman. But not everyone knows how she bagged the plum role.
Sana Khan, who emerged as Salman Khan's favourite in the sixth season of the popular show Bigg Boss, was on cloud nine when she was offered Jai Ho. But it wasn't her demure persona or pretty face that helped her get Sallu's film, rather her aggressive nature.
It's learnt that although Salman Khan liked Sana in the Bigg Boss house and was protective towards her, he and Sohail were taken aback when they saw Sana's verbal spat with a rival contestant on the show. "They were surprised with her aggressiveness and bottled up emotions that Sana expressed in the fight on the show. They couldn't believe that Sana was capable of so much grey emotions," a source is quoted as saying.
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After seeing Sana's aggression on the show, the two brothers were sure that Sana is meant for Jai Ho. Apparently, Salman and Sohail were looking for an innocent, beautiful looking and yet aggressive girl to play the challenging lead, and Sana was perfect.
Even though Sana Khan plays the second lead, it's only Daisy Shah who is promoting the film with Salman at various functions and shows. Sources claim that Sana will be a surprise package in the film. Her character is deliberately being hidden from the public eye, and the audience will see a very different avatar of her in the movie.
Sana Khan has done a few B-grade films, and southern films before she got roped in for Bigg Boss. Her item song Billo Rani from the movie Goal (2005) is still a much-loved masala track.