Salman Khan’s no-intimacy clause with his heroines remains even if the lady with the puckered lips is Katrina Kaif.
It so happened that Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel to Salman’s 2012 Republic day blockbuster had a sequence of intense intimacy between Salman and Katrina.
“Everyone felt this just once Salman would break his no-kissing code because the sequence is vital to the plot and also because ….well, it’s Katrina. But no.Salman refused outright. Director Ali Abbas Zafar tried his darndest to convince Salman . However nothing worked. The scene has been dropped,” says a source in the know.
Salman has over the years repudiated onscreen intimacy to the point of being considered a prude. He not only refuses to indulge in any physical proximity with his leading ladies he also won’t play grey or negative characters. He turned down Abbas-Mustan’s Baazigar for the character’s bent towards moral deviancy.
It went on to be milestone in Shah Rukh Khan’s career.
But ask Salman if he cares.