Salman Khan might exude a starry aura on the big screen and on the red carpet, but those close to him know that the actor can also be very caring and magnanimous. Neil Nitin Mukesh, who is currently shooting with the Bollywood star, has now learnt about this facet of Salman’s personality first-hand.
On the sets of their next release that is being directed by film-maker Sooraj Barjatya, Salman has regularly been looking out for Neil’s best interests.
“Since they have been shooting action sequences, Salman even asked Neil if he would like to join him for his workout as he could then share some tips with him. During the scenes, he has been making sure that Neil gets prominence and that he looks his best,” says an insider from the production.
The source further adds that Salman often reminds Neil that it is also important for him to be well rested on the day of the shoot.
“Then, before the action sequences actually start, Salman has been seen asking Neil if he has done his warm-up exercises properly,” adds the source.
Not many know that the actors’ families have known each other for decades. This also made it easier for Neil to break the ice with the senior actor. “They have been seen bonding with each other. In fact, when Salman decided to organise a cleanliness drive in Karjat in support of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Neil even assisted him and spend a considerable amount of time sweeping the area outside the studio where they were shooting,” says the source.
Despite several attempts, Salman and Neil remained unavailable for comments.