SALMAN DOLES OUT GYAAN

Salman Khan wants reclu­sive Ka­t­rina Kaif to open up and re­lax in pub­lic, and so­cia­ble Ran­veer Singh to err... tone it down

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sub­hash K Jha

On her 33rd birth­day on July 16, ac­tor Ka­t­rina Kaif de­cided to join Face­book, break­ing her long-held re­solve to re­frain from shar­ing her life on any so­cial net­work. Not only did she in­ter­act with fans on the site, Kat also posted a video of her­self roam­ing about at home.

What prompted Ka­t­rina to sud­denly turn into a so­cial an­i­mal? Ad­vice — from none other than men­tor, con­fi­dante and dear friend, ac­tor Salman Khan. Ad­vice to get so­cially in­ter­ac­tive. “Of course, the fi­nal de­ci­sion to take the plunge and get on Face­book was her own. But Ka­t­rina def­i­nitely got some sen­si­ble ad­vice from Salman. Part of her re­luc­tance to get on a so­cial plat­form stemmed from her close­ness to (ac­tor and ex-boyfriend) Ran­bir Kapoor. Since he stayed away from Twit­ter and Face­book, so did she,” says a friend of Ka­t­rina.

Af­ter her breakup with Ran­bir, Salman ap­par­ently coun­selled Ka­t­rina against her reclu­sive im­age. “She had be­gun to come across in pub­lic as a bit of a sulky spoil­sport. Salman asked her to lose her chron­i­cally surly at­ti­tude and re­lax in pub­lic. Hence the birth­day party — some­thing she has never ar­ranged be­fore — and the in­ter­ac­tion on Face­book,” adds Kat’s friend.

In a re­cent video that went vi­ral, ac­tor Ran­veer Singh was seen danc­ing with the au­di­ence in a Paris the­atre where Sul­tan was be­ing screened. Fans loved it, Salman did NOT. The ac­tor feels it was wrong of Ran­veer, who is pop­u­lar for an­tics like these, to hog the lime­light in­stead of do­ing what he was there for — watch a film. He’s mad at Ran­veer. How much? These are his words — “I want to kill him!”

“I saw that and I’m go­ing to break a chair or some­thing on his head. Watch a film... don’t start danc­ing and dis­turb the film,” Salman said at a re­cent press con­fer­ence.

“I was like ‘What is this? He is not watch­ing Sul­tan, he is mak­ing peo­ple watch him there. We should have charged money for that,” added Salman.

Ran­veer was watch­ing the film at an In­dian sin­gle screen the­atre in the French cap­i­tal, when he broke into a dance in front of the screen dur­ing the movie.

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