WEB DESK: Not much to our surprise Dabang Khan continues to be in awe of his ex-girl friend Katrina Kaif but what’s surprising is that he admitted it on screen.
Salman was all praise for Katrina on the stage of Bigg Boss 9 finale. The superstar appreciated her journey towards success in showbiz, calling her a “hard worker” and one of those he counts among the “strongest women” he has ever known.
When Salman heavily praising Katrina’s entry to the tunes of the romantic track Pashmina, her Fitoor co-star Aditya Roy Kapoor, who accompanied her to the set of the show, said: “I was also a part of the performance.” To that, the mega star quipped: “She was good.”
Salman and Katrina were earlier in a relationship for too long, and then made headlines for their break-up. However, they seemed to be settled now with no traces of animosity between them during the show even as the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo star pulled her leg and passed witty remarks.
Katrina and Aditya were given the responsibility to get one of the contestants out of the Bigg Boss house. When Katrina told the Bigg Boss 9 finalists that if she were in their place, she would have been nervous and broken down in tears, Salman stopped her from underestimating herself.
He said: “Don’t lie. You are one of the strongest women I have ever known. You were just a 16-year-old when you came in the industry and reached so far. It is all your hard work, sheer hard work. If god asks me to choose between talent and hard work, I will pick the latter.”
Responding to this, Katrina quipped: “I also have talent, maybe a little”.
To that, Salman said: “When one keeps working hard, the talent keeps increasing. The whole country is in awe of you, including me! So, obviously you are talented.”
Katrina’s upcoming flick Fitoor, revolves around a budding artiste Noor (Aditya) who falls in love with Firdaus (Katrina).
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film also stars Tabu, who is seen as Katrina’s mother in the film.
Based on Charles Dickens’s novel Great Expectations, Fitoor will open up theatres on February 12.
Abhishek and Tabu also joined the stars on the finale episode of Colors’ reality show, where Prince Narula won the Bigg Boss 9 title.