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Rashimka Mandanna will play the female lead opposite Salman Khan in the action-packed spectacle helmed by 'Ghajini' fame director AR Murugadoss 

This will mark Rashmika's first-ever collaboration with Salman Khan. 'Sikandar' is likely to hit the theatres on Eid 2025.

Confirming the same, Taran Adarsh took to 'X' and wrote, "SALMAN KHAN - RASHMIKA MANDANNA TO STAR IN ‘SIKANDAR’… EID 2025 RELEASE… #RashmikaMandanna has been paired with #SalmanKhan in #Sikandar… Directed by #ARMurugadoss… Produced by #SajidNadiadwala… #Eid 2025 release."

Meanwhile, Salman Khan has commenced filming for his highly anticipated project 'Sikandar.' A recently surfaced image from the set has ignited considerable excitement among fans. 

In the viral snapshot, the actor is captured on set, striking a pose alongside a fan.

“Sajid Nadiadwala was on the lookout for a fresh pairing as the script demands that at the writing level. He narrated the subject to Rashmika and the actress was excited by not just her part, but also the overall approach of AR Murugadoss and Sajid Nadiadwala to mount the film,” earlier a source revealed to PinkVilla.

As per the source, Sikandar is a lot more than just an action film. “There’s a strong story that results in an outflow of drama and emotions. The wholesomeness that the script has to offer is what has excited both Salman and Rashmika for the film, and the duo is all excited to take it on floors in June,” the source added. 

According to the source, it’s a very well-written author-backed role for Rashmika, playing a key catalyst in the conflict of the tale.

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For Rashmika, ‘Sikandar’ adds to her promising filmography following the successes of ‘Animal’ and ‘Pushpa.’ The film marks the reunion of Salman Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala, reigniting the collaboration that birthed the blockbuster ‘Kick’ in 2014. 

Rashmika has a strong line-up of films in her kitty which include Pushpa 2 alongside Allu Arjun, Chavva with Vicky Kausal , Kubera with Dhanush and The Girlfriend.