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When Salman Khan's reel story inspired the Indian Army!

It was recently reported that the Indian Army sent an 11-year-old Pakistani boy, Sameer Kayani, who had crossed into India mistakenly, back home with sweets and new clothes, just like Salman does in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

bollywood Updated: Jul 12, 2015 17:35 IST
From L to R: Director Kabir Khan with Salman Khan. (HT photo)
From L to R: Director Kabir Khan with Salman Khan. (HT photo)

Film-maker Kabir Khan, who is all set to release his upcoming film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which stars Salman Khan, says he was impressed to hear about an incident that showed the Indian Army's humane side.

It was recently reported that the Indian Army sent an 11-year-old Pakistani boy, Sameer Kayani, who had crossed into India mistakenly, back home with sweets and new clothes.

When Kabir and Salman heard about it, they were full of praise for the men in uniform, and were also amazed at the coincidence, as even in their film, something similar happens.

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Sameer Kayani (second from right) with the army men. (HT photo)

Kabir took to Twitter to express his praise. "I swear this is not part of Bajrangi Bhaijaan promotions. The great Indian army shows what Being Human means (sic)," he wrote.

Even Salman praised the men in uniform on the border. The incident is similar to what will be shown in the film. In the movie, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman meets a girl from Pakistan, who crosses the LOC by mistake, and makes it his mission to take her back home safely.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan is an upcoming family entertainer directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh. It also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The film will be distributed worldwide by Eros International. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is scheduled to release on Eid 2015.