Mumbai: Wary of his strained relationship with Salman Khan, Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan asked Katrina whether she was comfortable working with him in Yash Chopra’s next considering his differences with her ex-boyfriend – Salman.
A thorough gentleman that he is, SRK wanted to clarify certain issues with Katrina which bothered him in the past. Apparently, Katrina reassured the actor that she had no reservations working with him.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “In the past Salman has disrupted shoots featuring his former girlfriends. The shoot of Aziz Mirza’s ‘Chalte Chalte’ had to be stopped when Salman barged in on the sets of the film. Deciding to avoid the risk of facing disruption once again, Shah Rukh replaced Aishwarya Rai with Rani Mukerji in the project back then.”
“Perhaps it was due to past experience that SRK asked Katrina before beginning the shoot with someone as senior as Yash Chopra,” the source said.
“Shah Rukh wanted no problems on the sets. Yashji is over 75-years-old. He is directing a film after a long time. Only when Katrina assured Shah Rukh that there was no question of any intrusion did he agree to start the shoot,” revealed the source.
“Katrina’s equation with Salman is very clear. They’re very good friends. But if he does the ex-boyfriend act with her, he will lose her goodwill for good. For Shah Rukh who has been through some nightmarish experiences with Salman, the tranquil equation that Katrina shares with Salman was not easy to understand. Having understood the equation Shah Rukh now feels he can shoot the film in a relaxed atmosphere,” added the source.