Katrina Kaif : Salman is a constant mentor in her life says “he always had a lot of belief in me”


New Delhi: Katrina shares a bond of respect with Salman still today. In a recent interview the actress opened up and said how Salman had the biggest impact in her life.

She said. ”We all know that Salman has the kind of heart that loves to help people. But for me, the greatest strength that he was to me was that he didn’t try to make things different for me, he encouraged me every moment to stand up, find my own feet and work hard.”

The ‘Jagga Jasoos’ star has also revealed that how Salman has been her pillar of strength during her early days in Bollywood.

“He always had a lot of belief in me. I was to be a part of the movie ‘ Saaya’. Anurag Basu was the director, John Abraham was the hero and I was cast in the film. I was called one night for a shot. It was a silent shot, that too I was playing a ghost. It was a passing shot. After shooting for two days, I was told I am chucked out. When I left the room, I started crying, I was bawling my eyes out,” she said.

Adding, “Sometime in the day, I met Salman and I’m weeping, and he’s just laughing. I started to think he’s so mean. I’m thinking my career is over and I’ve been chucked out from my first film and it’s the end of my life and he’s laughing? He finally gave in and calmed me down saying, you don’t understand, this doesn’t mean anything. I know where you’re going to go from here, these things happen, I don’t have an answer but these things happen, you’ll see. Just keep your focus and work hard.”

Salman and Katrina are currently working on Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai and the movie will release in December, this year. The Yash Raj Films (YRF) project is a sequel to the blockbuster film Ek Tha Tiger.