Saif's wife Kareena Kapoor reportedly likes Parineeti's spontaneity and she thought the "Ishaqzaade" actress to be ideal for the part in the film that her husband would co-produce and play the lead in.
According to sources, the film is a romantic comedy about two vastly mismatched people who find love under extremely trying circumstances.
"Even as I say it I find it hard to believe (that I'm doing a film with Saif). It will be produced by Saif's production house Illuminati. What is most interesting is that Saif's partner Dinesh Vijan will turn director with the film starring Saif and me. So I've double reason to be happy and excited."
Adding to her pleasure is the fact this would be her first film with a Khan.
"So far I've only worked with the younger heroes, practically all of them from Ranveer Singh to Sushant Singh Rajput to Aditya Roy Kapur. This is my first film with a Khan superstar. Hopefully, I'll get to work with the other Khans after this."