Anil Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan at a film awards function Image: Fotocorp
Barring the success of Sultan, Salman Khan has of late been in news for all the wrong reasons. First his brash behaviour (read raped woman comment and no apology thereafter), and next his acquittal in the Blackbuck and Chinkara case, which didn't quite go down well with many. Understandably, Khan who avoids the media like a plague, is now trying to show his being-human side and doing the rounds with a white flag. Guess, Bhai wants to let bygones be bygones or perhaps it’s just the Friendship Day (August 7) fervour that's got on his head. He doesn't want to miss a single chance.
Recently, the 50-year-old star was shooting for an ad. When he heard Deepika Padukone was shooting in the same Bandra studio, he left his shoot midway to catch up with Dippy dear. A fly on the studio wall tells us that Bhai’s tête-à-tête with the dimpled dame went on for so long that the whole ad shoot was delayed. But who is to tell Salman. He is a master of his own mind.
Buzz is that Salman and Deepika might light a spark in Kabir Khan’s Tubelight. This news falls on our ears when we thought good sense had prevailed and Bhai was offering an olive branch to the spin doctors, but given his murky past, he might just need the whole olive tree. Sigh!