When Bill Clinton’s agents became Salman Khan’s bodyguards
By Hindustan Times
Can you imagine the secret service agents of a former US President guarding a desi actor? Sounds like something straight out of a Bollywood potboiler, but that is exactly what happened in Dublin, where Salman Khan was filming his spy thriller, Ek Tha Tiger.
While the actor was busy shooting for the film, Bill Clinton happened to visit Ireland. Coincidentally, they were both booked into Hotel Shelbourne and had rooms on the same floor. Clinton’s staff was shocked to see Salman’s frenzied fans trying to force their way into the hotel at odd hours to meet him. Since they couldn’t risk anyone getting too close to the former President, the secret service took over the actor’s security detail for the three days he was in Ireland.
Director Kabir Khan says, “I was staying on the same floor and to sanitise the area, they had to take care of Salman’s personal security too. It was amazing!”