Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has quite a packed schedule for the next two years. The actor who wrapped the first (Mumbai) schedule of the highly anticipated film Race 3, a couple of days ago, will soon begin work on his next – (Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai director) Ali Abbas Zafar‘s Bharat. His calendar also includes Kick 2. Recently, Nadiadwala Grandson and NGE made an announcement about the sequel to ‘Kick’ on Twitter. The makers had tweeted that Kick 2 starring Salman Khan in the lead will be hitting the floor soon and will see a Christmas release in 2019, although there was no mention about the female lead in the tweet. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Muzaffarpur Court Orders Salman Khan, Karan Johar And 7 Others to Appear

Salman and Jacqueline Fernandez were seen opposite each other in the 2014 actioner Kick, while in the second installment of the franchise, the actress won’t be seen reprising her role from the original but only Salman will. The pairing of Salman and Jacqueline in Kick had set the temperatures soaring but the two won’t be sharing the screen together in the sequel. Although after Kick, Salman and Jacqueline are reuniting for Remo D’Souza’s Race 3. Also Read - Bigg Boss 14 House Pictures: Rainbow Couch, Metallic Decor And More - Sets go More Stunning This Year

In a statement to Bollywood Life, a source close to the development confirmed, “Jacqueline Fernandez will not be a part of Kick 2, however, this is not because of any issue between anyone, but because the story is completely different. Jacqueline’s track ended in Kick. In fact, Kick 2 has a completely new plot and character, hence Sajid Nadiadwala and his team decided to cast a new leading lady. They’ve shortlisted a few names and should make an announcement soon.” Also Read - Bigg Boss 14 News: TV Star Aly Goni Refuses Being a Part of The Salman Khan Show

Helmed by Sajid Nadiadwala and bankrolled under his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment banner, Kick is a 2014 action film; it was Sajid’s debut as a director. It is an official remake of the 2009 Telugu film ‘Kick’ and Tamil movie ‘Thillalangadi’. The film, that featured Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles, did incredibly well at the Box Office. ALSO READ: Here’s All You Need To Know About Salman Khan’s Next Bharat – Read Details

A couple of months back, speculations were rife that that actress Deepika Padukone was approached for Kick 2 but however, Deepika’s spokesperson revealed that she had not been approached for the film. Reports suggest that the makers are currently in discussion with at least three top actresses from the industry, so, there will soon be an announcement about the female lead too. Share your thoughts on who would you like to see opposite Salman in the sequel in the comment section below. Watch this space for further updates.