Imran takes Salman’s place

Imran Khan recently took on the onus of promoting Salman Khan’s Bodyguard. The younger actor declared that it was his way of showing gratitude to the superstar who has always been there for him

Considering the fact that Imran Khan has already shared screen space with Sohail and Arbaaz in Jaane Tu…and with Sallu’s ex Katrina Kaif in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, it’s pretty evident that he shares quite a strong bond with the Khan family. And, of course, the fact that Mamu Aamir Khan is a close ally of Sallu bhai puts an additional responsibility on this young actor’s shoulders to continue maintaining a good rapport with the formidable Bodyguard star. Imran will also be seen filling Salman’s place by watching the first day first show of Bodyguard at Gaiety Galaxy today, a ritual Sallu always follows but had to give up this year to get his nerve condition treated. Making sure that Salman fans don’t get disappointed, Imran decided he wouldn’t let the age-old tradition of Sallu interacting with his fans every Eid go in vain. Now, that sounds a little corny, especially when someone like Imran Khan, who’s known for his poker-face humour, resorts to such ‘Bollywoody melodrama’. But we guess Imran has over the years learnt how to play his cards right. Vivek Oberoi and SRK have borne the brunt of being in Sallu’s hate list, we wonder if anybody else would want to repeat the mistake, especially if they want to continue working in peace in this industry.