Mumbai: Salman Khan’s no-intimacy clause with his heroines remains, even if the lady with the puckered lips is Katrina Kaif. It so happened that Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel to Salman’s 2012 blockbuster, had a sequence of intense intimacy between Salman and Katrina.
“Everyone felt that just this one time, just once, Salman would break his no-kissing code because the sequence is vital to the plot and also because, well, it’s Katrina. But Salman refused outright. Director Ali Abbas Zafar tried his best to convince him. However, nothing worked. The scene has been dropped now,” says a source in the know.
Salman has, over the years, rejected on-screen intimacy to the point of being considered a prude. He not only refuses to indulge in any physical proximity with his leading ladies, but he also won’t play grey or negative characters. He turned down Abbas-Mustan’s Baazigar for the character’s bent towards moral deviancy, which went on to be a milestone in Shah Rukh Khan’s career.
Tiger Zinda Hai is slated to release on December 22.