Not Ranbir, Katrina calls up ex-flame Salman for help


Katrina Kaif manages her ex and present boyfriend very efficiently. She keeps a proper balance between Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. When it comes to romance, there is only one name, Ranbir Kapoor and in time of trouble, Salman Khan’s name murmured her ears. On Thursday, when Kat landed in trouble only one name came to her, Salman Khan. She called up Sallu and he settled the situation.

On Thursday, while shooting for Siddharth Malhotra’s ‘Bang Bang’, Kat landed in trouble for her make-up artist Daniel Bauer. Daniel is a foreigner but based in Mumbai and he has been a favourite of many well-known celebrities ranging from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra to Kareena Kapoor. Kat too likes Daniel’s work and she assigned him to do her make-up for ‘Bang Bang’. Daniel is not registered with The Cine Costume & Make- up Artists Association at Film City studio and anyone not registered with the association is not entitled to do make-up for any artists in any movie. Daniel, a foreigner was not registered and he claimed that he had Indian grandparents. He regularly works with leading brands, including Longines, Fair & Lovely, Audi, L'Oreal. When situation turned worse, Katrina called up Salman and within an hour, the protest was called off.

“They arrived around 2 pm, and kept protesting till 5 pm,” says a source from the set.

When inquired, Stanley D’Souza, the association’s secretary, confirms the news and says, “Our team went on the sets… Only registered members are allowed to work in films [in Mumbai]. Katrina had no idea about this, so she agreed to use a registered member till he [Daniel] gets registered (sic).”

Apparently, Katrina defended Daniel, since it was she who had “insisted on working with him,” the source adds.

A source adds, “Katrina called Salman and explained the situation. Soon after, someone from Salman’s team called the association to resolve the matter, and let them resume shooting,” Daniel, on being contacted, said that he’s registered with another association, and added, “As an OCI (overseas citizenship of India) cardholder, I’ve worked in India for many years.”

Katrina dated her mentor and superstar Salman Khan in the beginning of her career but later she dumped him and established relationship with Ranbir Kapoor.