MUMBAI: Recently Salman Khan came to the rescue on the sets of Atul Agnihotri’s Bodyguard who hastened for Pune, where the shoot was taking place in spite of a hectic schedule in Jaipur where he was present for his philanthropic activities.
Bodyguard stars Khan and Kareena Kapoor but Khan was not required on the day of the shoot since Kapoor’s solo portions were to be filmed. However, Kapoor fell ill and the shoot came to a standstill. That’s when Khan came to the rescue and was instrumental in saving time and money for Agnihotri.
Narrates a source, “The shooting had come to a halt since Kareena fell ill and Salman wasn’t expected till much later. A lot of time would have been wasted and nearly 200 people would have been left hanging if it weren’t for Salman’s quick thinking.”
In order to make it on time the star took the same helicopter that had flown him to the Pink City that morning back to Pune .
“He even requested the pilot to halt at the Symbiosis Institute of Management so that time would be saved,” adds the source.
Agnihotri said, “Salman bhai saved a day’s shooting for us after Kareena fell ill and was advised two days’ bed rest.We were canning a song that day and so I didn’t have a supporting cast to fall back on. I requested Salman bhai to return early and he was back by the time we’d finished lunch. And we shot some solo portions with him.”
Reliance BIG Pictures and Reel Life Production Bodyguard is the official remake of the Malayalam hit Bodyguard directed by Siddique who also directed the Tamil original .The film hits theatres on 21 August , 2011.