A Marathi daily news report on Friday that matinee idol Salman Khan was married to actress Katrina Kaif created a flutter but it was quickly refuted by Kaif and Salman's father Salim Khan to whom it was attributed.
During the course of his conversation with "Saamna" reporter on secular values of his family and how religion was not a bar with them, Salim was quoted as saying, "I mentioned how Arbaaz was married to Malaika, a Christian, Sohail to Seema, a Hindu, and Salman's girlfriend Katrina being a Muslim."
"The reporter has translated my comment into Marathi saying that Salman was married to Katrina," Salim said adding he was misquoted by the newspaper.
He said the paper wanted his comments for its special supplement to commemorate Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's birthday on Friday.
"The Marathi word "jar" (if) was missing in the operative sentence which wrongly gave the impression that the two are married, " a senior journalist with the newspaper, who did not want to be named, said adding it was a "printing mistake".
Terming the report as "baseless", Katrina's spokesperson said the actress will be sending a notice to the newspaper demanding an apology.