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I think Katrina beats Priyanka, Deepika hollow in dance: Salman Khan

While praising his Tiger Zinda Hai co-star, Khan also remembers the first time they met.


Salman Khan, who will be seen on screen once again with Katrina Kaif in Tiger Zinda Hai, says her dedication has helped her become a dancer who beats "hollow" the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.

Khan has worked with Kaif in films like Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005), Partner (2007), Yuvvraaj (2008) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012).

"She (Katrina) knows her limitations and works hard to achieve what she can't do. When she joined the industry, she couldn't dance. Today she is one of the best dancers we have. Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, girls who are considered dancers I think she beats them hollow," Salman said in an interview to Vogue India's December 2017 issue.

Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to the box office franchise that sees Khan as a RAW agent who falls in love with a Pakistani spy played by Kaif, gave them a chance to be back together on set after five years.

What makes them such a hit on-screen couple?

Khan said: "I don't think we consider ourselves exceptionally beautiful or talented. I think we both just see ourselves as normal people who lucked out."

On the personal front with Kaif, Khan said: "I take advice from her but every time she has advised me on a movie or taken me to watch a movie, it has been a disaster."

Little is known about their first meeting, except that Kaif was barely 18.

Recounting the experience, Salman said: "It was at a small get-together. She had come home for a party and I thought she was one of the sweetest girls ever. She knew my sister and all my friends but she didn't know me."

The magazine, with Khan and Kaif on the cover, will hit the stands on 4 December.