On Monday evening, Salman Khan reached Kashmir to resume work on Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Since the actor has been in the limelight owing to the verdict of the 2002 hit-and-run case and the subsequent bail, according to sources, the makers of the film feel that they should go the extra mile to keep Salman safe and out of the media’s reach.
The actor has returned to shooting for the film just a few days after the hearing of the case, so his fans and media, too, would like to get a glimpse of him. In a bid to keep overzealous onlookers and troublemakers at bay, the security cordon around him has been tightened by the makers as well as local security agencies. No one wants to take the risk, especially after seeing the number of fans gathered outside his home in Mumbai during the court proceedings.
The film, which is also being produced by him, is set to release on Eid (in July) this year. So, pushing the film’s shoot is out of the question. Hence, the actor didn’t take a breather after he was granted bail by the court. “This is the last schedule of the film. After this, the movie will go into post production, before the promotions kick off," says an insider.
Salman organises a medical camp in Srinagar
A few months ago, Salman Khan had organised a medical camp for the underprivileged on the sets of Sooraj Barjatya’s next in Mandawa, Rajasthan. Now, the actor is all set to organise another one in Kashmir, where he is shooting for Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. "Salman’s NGO has organised a medical camp in Srinagar. When Salman flew to Kashmir, a few doctors and several medical kits accompanied him. This medical camp is specifically organised for the women and children in that area. The plan was in process much before, but it got delayed as Salman got involved with the court case," says a source.
Despite repeated attempts, Salman and his spokesperson remained unavailable for comments.