Shilpa vouches for 'best buddy' Salman
Seems like Shilpa is running the publicity campaign for Salman. "Salman is so sweet and helpful," she gushes.india Updated: Aug 21, 2006 12:40 IST
Shilpa Shetty's latest film Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar is up for the release. The film stars her favourite co-star Salman Khan. And the lady just can't stop gushing about her "best buddy".
"Salman is truly my best buddy. He knows me from the time I was 17. He has seen me grow up. I was this thin, gawky teenager petrified by his image. He treated me like a child, still does, in fact," Shilpa says.
"I first met Salman during a world tour when his image as an enfant terrible was at an all-time high. I was initially scared of him, but he was such a gentleman. I remember 14 years ago, when I was this Alice in Blunderland, mom and I had travelled without a male companion to the US. Salman was so sweet and helpful. Anyone who knows him would know how sweet, chivalrous and polite he is to ladies," she said.
"He has been through a lot. I'd never dream of giving up my friendship with him just because he's been in trouble," she continues.
|Shilpa Shetty's latest film Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar is up for the release. The film stars her favourite co-star Salman Khan. And the lady just can stop gushing about her "best buddy".|
She had shared screen with the actor in
Garv: Pride and Honour
She clarifies few doubts though. “I’ve been linked to Salman. But all the time that I've known him he has constantly had a girlfriend. People have barked up the wrong tree. These rumours haven't affected our friendship," Shilpa said.
Their latest release, Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya, is about marital discord. “Marriage is an issue that can never get dated. Salman and I play a couple who are a dream together before marriage and a nightmare after marriage," she said.
Shilpa has just started work on Anurag Basu's Metro, which also stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Kangana Ranaut.
"I've been shooting with Kay Kay Menon and Shiney Ahuja and both are fabulous actors. Then there are two fabulous actresses Konkona and Kangana. The names can get quite confusing on the sets,” Shilpa says.
First Published: Aug 21, 2006 12:40 IST