A source close to the actor reveals, “His Indian fans would travel for hours to meet Salman. They would shout out ‘bhai’ every time they caught a glimpse of him. And this went on for most of the days that he was there. And after a point, the name caught on,” says the source, adding, “Initially, those who weren’t aware of the moniker were amused, but once they figured what it meant, the locals started calling him ‘bhai’ too.”Read: Salman Khan races against time for Eid release of Kick
Interestingly, it has been reported that Salman isn’t too fond of being referred to as ‘bhai’. He has gone on record to say that he doesn’t fancy people calling him by that name. However, the source says Salman was gracious and sweetly greeted his fans.
The source says, “Every day Salman would sign autographs and pose for pictures with his fans.”
When contacted, the spokesperson of the film confirmed the news.