Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor at trailer launch

Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor at trailer launch

Bajrangi Bhaijaan promotional express gets underway.

By Ians

Published: Sun 21 Jun 2015, 9:08 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Salman Khan will be seen embarking on an action-filled journey from India to Pakistan in forthcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The superstar has lauded the film’s script and praised director Kabir Khan and his female lead Kareena Kapoor Khan.

The actor shared his views about the film’s cast at the trailer launch in Mumbai on Thursday. “I really loved the script. The director is superb and heroine is superb. But Nawazuddin (Siddiqui) is theek-thaak (average). The casting was pretty simple as all of them are quite professional. There was only one person who was a bit unprofessional, who would come late on the sets - the producer Salman Khan,” he said.

The star is also producing the film under his banner Salman Khan Films, and Salman says he didn’t interfere in the creative process of the film.

“I didn’t have much of an involvement in the production matters of the film,” he said. The film narrates the tale of a man’s mission to take a young Pakistani girl, who is mute and is lost in India, back to her country. The film spins a story around his experiences and the people he stumbles upon during his travels. Nawazuddin plays role of a Pakistani journalist in the film.

The actor also talked about Shuddhi. “I was thrown out of the film, why are you out of the film?” Salman asked Kareena about her reason for not doing Shuddhi.

“I agreed because Hrithik was in the film. And eventually he didn’t do the film,” said Kareena.

The actor also noted that Kareena had already opted out of the film when he agreed to do the film.

Meanwhile, since the launch of the teaser of Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan, a little girl has caught the fancy of fans. This girl appears in the teaser before Salman and Kareena. Her name is Harshali Malhotra and Kareena is floored by her.

“Harshali is amazing and director Kabir Khan might have had a daunting task to find someone as talented as her. She is a wonderful actress.”

Kareena said that Harshali was “also a diva”. “When she didn’t want to shoot for 2-3 hours, we wouldn’t shoot. With kids, it’s anyways difficult to shoot. I think she will be the real star of the film. Her performance is amazing and she is the most important part of the film.”

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