|Salman Khan is often painted by media as a moody brat who is unpunctual, throws tantrums on the movie sets and cancels shoots according to his own comfort and convenience. So it wasn’t a surprise when Asin was faced with similar stories before shooting Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s film London Dreams with him.
“See, we all know about Aamir Khan being so disciplined. So once I signed 'London Dreams' with Salman, various kinds of stories started coming my way. People commented that 'Aah, you have worked with Aamir; now see what it is to be with Salman',” the Ghajini actress is quoted as saying by a news agency.
Scotching the rumours that Salman was unpunctual during the movie shoot, Asin said: “Our first schedule took place abroad and it was wrapped up many days in advance. This means that it was a disciplined shoot and everyone including Salman was punctual. There was absolutely no tardiness on his part and he was always on time.”
To cite an example of Salman’s professionalism, Asin said that the superstar didn’t cancel the shoot even on the day his dog died.
“Everyone knows that Salman is so close to his dog. Even when his dog died, he didn't call to cancel the shoot for that day. Instead, he turned up for the shoot in Karjat. It would have been even more difficult since he had to shoot for a happy and rejoicing song,” the beauty from South revealed.
More than anything, Asin is pretty impressed by Salman’s working style. The actress said that Salman gave her space and freedom to interpret her character in the film on her own.
“He (Salman) doesn't come to you and tell you how you should be approaching your character. That is why it was so cool working in 'London Dreams'. I am still surprised at why people have negative things to say about Salman,” Asin said.
To conclude, Asin asserted that Salman is a nice person and nowhere close to the man he is perceived to be.
“I can slice and dice a dozen odd instances when it was proved time and again that Salman was nothing like he was being made out to be. I have absolutely no clue how negative stories about him keep emerging out of nowhere,” Asin wondered.
(With quotes from IANS)