Oct12/09



So far we’ve only heard horror stories of Salman’s misbehaviour with his leading and misleading ladies. But Kareena Kapoor has a different story to tell. Says Kareena, “Salman has always been very protective. He has been there for me whenever I needed him. That’s partly to do with the fact that my sister Karisma is very close friends with Salman and also his favourite co-star.” Every time Kareena shoots with Salman she feels super-protected and safe. Just how caring a co-star this Khan can be was proven to Kareena recently when they were shooting a romantic song on the Phi Phi Beach in Thailand for his home production Main Aur Mrs Khanna.


This was the same location where Danny Boyle had shot The Beach with Leonardo di Caprio. The beach, as anyone who’s been there, is no sandy but pebbled. And Kareena had to go barefeet into the water with Salman. But before she could reach even half-way she cut her foot in a sharp pebble rather badly. Says a source, “Kareena doubled up in pain and almost fell to the ground. Salman reflexively reached for her and swooped her into his arms. And he carried her to the water.” The shot has been retained in the film, although it was never meant to be part of the film.Says the director Prem Soni, “Throughout the shooting you could see the special bonding that they had. But that day on the Phi Phi island it got really special.


We came much further into the land from the sea than we imagined.When it was time to go back we realized we had to walk through the pebbled beach and wade into almost head-deep water before reaching our boat. We had to do it. Otherwise we’d have to spend the night on the beach without food or water. Kareena was in this long gown and barefoot. She was in pain. Before we knew it he swooped her into his arms and carried her into a boat. It was a very romantic-looking moment and we couldn’t let it go.”