Rain never fails to evoke images of romance, but in this case, a drenched little birdie told us that it’s more friendship than anything else. Even as the rainclouds gradually gather over Mumbai’s skies, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are stuck indoors in the rain in Thailand.
A few days ago, the lead pair of Ek Tha Tiger flew to Bangkok for the final shooting schedule of the film. Of course, no one could have predicted the heavy rains that have wreaked havoc in many parts of Thailand. And with the rain repeatedly delaying the shoot, the lead pair had plenty of time to catch up indoors.
“What else can you do in the rain? Salman and Katrina also kept waiting for things to work out (to start shooting). Meanwhile, they would talk and bond over different things like the weather, her workout regime, films and their scenes in the film,” says a source from the unit.
Though the film’s crew managed to ensure that the rain did not completely throw the schedule off, a lot of outdoor scenes with Salman and Katrina were delayed. And since a few of the scenes involved some heavy-duty action, no one wanted to take any risks.
“We were afraid of a lot more delay. But fortunately, things didn’t really go out of hand,” says our source. That’s why the unit seems to have finished the Bangkok schedule almost on time.
Salman’s friends tell us that the actor, who apparently will attend the IIFA awards ceremony in Singapore this weekend, also changed the status on his BlackBerry Messenger to hint that the rains have made things a bit difficult. While director Kabir Khan’s number remained unavailable, Rafiq Gangjee, vice president, marketing and communications, of Yash Raj Films, maintained that “the shooting of Ek Tha Tiger was completed as per schedule yesterday in Bangkok.”
While we’re happy that the film is almost completely wrapped up now, what gladdens our heart is this camaraderie between Salman and Katrina. The friendship between the actors, one believes, had soured after the alleged break-up following their alleged relationship.