In between his trips to the US for surgery, Salman finds time to romance Katrina in Ireland
Work comes first for Salman Khan. And everyone knows that. Despite gruelling pain pangs due to trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve problem, he went ahead with the shoot schedule in Ireland for Ek Tha Tiger.
Paired opposite his former beau Katrina Kaif, the fun quotient was evidently high on the sets in Ireland. And when Kat's around, it's go to get smoking hot around. Sources say that the duo were very friendly and cordial with each other. Amongst others, who came to meet the Bollywood actors, the tourism ministry of Ireland also extended a warm welcome to the cast and crew there. In fact, one of the clap shots was flagged off by Ireland tourism ministers in a location called Dublin. The film is scheduled to be released worldwide on June 1, 2012.
Bollywood sources have spilled that YRF was initially on the lookout for a fresh face, but was unable to find the perfect newcomer to take on the lead role in the movie, which is so far slated for a 2012 December release.
"We even reached out to international talent, but were still unable to find someone who stood out," says director Vijay ‘Victor' Acharya.
But finally, it was Victor along with producer Aditya Chopra who decided to cast Katrina, fresh off the success of her recent outings in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, revealing, "Once we decided to go with a known face and not pursue the newcomer route, Katrina was the obvious choice for all of us," adding, "She is someone who we all know will bring tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the film. And the first-time pairing of Aamir with Katrina on the big screen will also certainly add value."