There was a time when Katrina Kaif used to bag movies due to Salman Khan’s recommendation. But the time has changed now and Salman Khan got signed for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ due to Katrina Kaif's suggestion.
“To start with, it’s a fantastic film that Katrina got. And in fact, she was the one to — in a way — get me in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Katrina was the one to tell Kabir to come and meet me,” confirmed Salman Khan to a daily.
Salman Khan said that when Kabir approached him with the script he immediately gave a nod as he had seen Kabir Khan’s previous works and was might impressed by him.
“I had watched some of Kabir’s videos when he was working on Kabul Express (2006). At that time, he had showed me a few shots – which he had canned — on DVD. A guy named Apoorva Shah used to work with Sohail Khan Productions. And since Apoorva and Kabir are good friends, he had got Kabir home once. When I saw his work, I had realized — immediately — that he has got something in him,” he said.
But director Kabir Khan wonders why Salman Khan is crediting Katrina Kaif for landing in the movie.
“Salman must have been joking. I don’t think anyone needs to suggest his name for a film. Kabhi kabhi woh tedhi-medhi baatein kar deta hai (he keeps saying whatever comes to his mind). But nothing of that sort happened,” said Kabir Khan.
The movie ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. The movie will release on Eid this year.