Haven`t even met Salman Khan for `Kick`: Chetan Bhagat

Mumbai: Chetan Bhagat, who turns screenplay-writer with ‘Kick’, is upset with reports claiming that Salman Khan has "rejected" the script written by him. The author says he hasn`t even met the actor for the film.

The rumour around the Sajid Nadiadwala`s production and debut directorial has left Bhagat baffled.

"I haven`t even met Salman at all on `Kick`! The script is not done yet. I am working with only Sajid Nadiadwala and his team on the script," said Bhagat.

Nadiadwala starts shooting for ‘Kick’ from June 1 as various components of this posh actioner have begun to fall in place. The script which needs to make a noted departure from the original 2009 Telugu film is under progress.

He also said it was best if Nadiadwala clarified the issue.

A source close to the project divulged that Salman is in a completely non-interfering mode.

"He is maintaining a hands-free attitude to `Kick`. It is true that nowadays Salman approves of every department in his starrer - from script to director to cameraman to co-star, before a project takes off. But `Kick` is entirely his buddy Sajid Nadiadwala`s baby and Salman is treating it that way," said a source.