Salman, Katrina did have a spat, says Kabir Khan
By Hindustan Times
When asked about Salman-Katrina's tiff over the latter's outfit, Ek Tha Tiger director Kabir Khan confirmed that the lead pair did disagree over Katrina's costume in a song, reports Mumbai Mirror.
“Katrina and Salman go back a long way. He was very involved in their scenes together and her costumes. They have a certain equation. Even Salman seeks her opinion. But yes, there was an incident where they disagreed over Katrina’s costume in the song. It was over a particular cut in the black blouse she has worn with a yellow skirt,” Kabir Khan told the tabloid.
On Salman's working style
“Salman reports on the sets on his own time. He does not start his day early. And he was clear about it before we went on floors. But once he is on the sets, he is all yours till you wrap up. So well, you just have to plan your day with him intelligently,” the director explains to the tabloid.
On teething issues with Salman
“I will be honest. It took time for Salman and me to come on the same page. There were teething issues on how we look at the scenes and his character,” Kabir Khan was quoted by the tabloid.
While Kabir Khan says that it was a disagreement over the outfit, a magazine had earlier reported that Salman beat up Katrina for wearing a "figure hugging, cleavage-revealing dress that showed too much skin."
What the magazine report said
"Salman was supposedly sitting out on the set, waiting for his heroine to emerge from her vanity van. When she did, it was allegedly in a figurehugging, cleavage-revealing dress that showed too much skin. Or so Salman is said to have felt. Irritated, he supposedly questioned her about what she was wearing and why. Katrina apparently shrugged her slim shoulders and quipped that it was the director’s decision. …A perfectly legitimate response but one that evidently caused her ex-beau to flip his lid. ‘I’ll see your director!’ he is supposed to have retorted hotly, before allegedly breaking out into a torrent of foul language. But worse was apparently yet to come," said the cover story in the July issue of Cineblitz.
Katrina's friend rubbished the story
"This is completely untrue. Salman and Katrina chose to work in the same film because there was no animosity between them. They got along famously during the Dublin and the Istanbul schedules. Salman cares for Katrina a lot. She is like family," a friend told Mumbai Mirror.
"People make up a lot of stories. Only because they couldn't keep up to their commitment of making an appearance at an awards function, rumours started flying," she added.
"How did the magazine know what happened inside Katrina's vanity when she had locked it? Kareena visiting her friend Salman doesn't necessarily have to be instigated by a phone call from his co-star," the friend told the tabloid.
"Kat has many projects lined up. She doesn't have time for silly rumours generated by the media. In fact she had to turn down Karan Johar's offer of Dostana 2 because she couldn't adjust her dates," the friend further added.