Last week saw the trailer launch of Salman Khan Starrer ‘Bodyguard’ at a suburban multiplex in Mumbai. Launched in an innovative marketing gimmick by Salman’s real-life bodyguard of 15 years Shera, the evening was full of laugher and witty talk on the three Khans’, Katrina, Kareena and Bodyguard.
A very humbled and emotional Shera confessed that it was the biggest honor Salman had given him to unveil the film’s trailer. “For the past 15 years I have been telling bhai (Salman) that I would take a bullet for him. But the truth is that Salman can do anything for his loved ones. He is the real life bodyguard”
Talking about Shera, Salman stated “I can trust him completely. I can trust him with my money, women, family, life, before having alcohol and after having alcohol. He is completely trustworthy”, eventually joking that he hoped Shera never penned a book on him.
Kareena added “Shera has known me since I was 10-years-old. He has known me before I was an actress so it is a very special moment. Today he is launching the promo of one of my films”
Cleverly dodging questions on Shahrukh’s Dabangg performance at the recently held IIFA, Salman cheekily passed the mike towards Kareena stating that she would know better as she was close to SRK. He also went on to confirm that Katrina would be doing a bit of the title song.
Starring Salman and Kareena in leading roles, the film is a remake of 2010 Malayalam film ‘Bodyguard’ which was subsequently also remade in Tamil and is currently being filmed in Telugu. Both Tamil and Malayalam versions were directed by the same filmmaker Siddique and turned out to be box office super hits. In the film, Salman sports the uniform of his personal bodyguard’s brand. Reportedly, Salman refused a 7-crore offer by other security company’s being adamant that he would only endorse Shera’s company.
Keeping the tradition of Eid festival releases intact since the past two years with Wanted in 2009 and Dabangg in 2010, Bodyguard will also hit the theatres for Eid on August 31.
Bodyguard is the third film to bring together the charismatic duo of Salman and Kareena. Though their earlier two releases – Kyon Ki and Main Aur Mrs Khanna did not perform at the box office, fans will be hoping the pair gets third time lucky this time around.