Mumbai: Perfectionist Aamir Khan has taken a dig at Salman Khan once again. After having made indirect references to Sallu in Imran Khan starrer ‘Jaane Tu…’ song ‘Pappu can’t dance’, the talented actor has made a yet another sleazy reference to his flamboyant contemporary in his upcoming flick ‘Dhobi Ghat’.
Pratik Babbar, who plays one of the protagonists in the film sports Salman’s trademark bracelet. Moreover, he also portrays a character who is obsessed with body-building. This is not the first time where a character in Aamir’s film is shown wearing a bracelet identical with that of Salman. Even in ‘Peepli Live’, one of the characters is shown wearing it.
Nevertheless, Aamir is very fond of Salman and has great regards for him. While talking to a tabloid, a source revealed, “Aamir Khan loves Salman as a friend and his films are a proof of that. Many of Aamir’s films have some element of Salman Khan in them. And now, Pratik’s character in ‘Dhobi Ghat’ is shown to be a Salman Khan fan. Pratik is seen wearing the famous Salman Khan bracelet.”
Discussing Pratik’s character with the tabloid, the source added, “He (Pratik) loves working out to build a body like Salman’s and he wants to become an actor like him. Aamir insisted that the character be Salman’s fan probably to make up for having mocked him in Jaane Tu... in the Pappu can’t dance saala song.”
And Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao, who makes her directorial debut with the film said, “Yes, Aamir suggested Salman. Pratik’s character hails from a different city and is a part-time dhobi and a wannabe actor. He is into body-building and thinks Salman is a cool dude.”