Although he is a trained scuba diver, Zayed Khan felt uneasy when asked to swim with sharks for his new movie Blue. “Just the idea of swimming around with these unpredictable beasts was difficult. We always had our trainers and divers around,” he says. “The trainers instructed us not to keep long hair and not to colour them blonde as sharks get attracted to white. Then they told us that we shouldn’t have any cuts on our body and if at all we had any, we should bandage it well.” The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif, together with about forty sharks.
Zayed Khan has Bollywood in his blood – Hrithik Roshan is his brother-in-law, Feroz Khan his father and Fardeen Khan his cousin. The Yuvraaj actor hopes for the best for all of them. “I always want the best for my family and well-wishers. That’s the honest truth and I don’t let negative things cloud my mind,” he explains.
Yuvraaj saw Zayed lip-locking for the first time on screen – something that left him feeling very embarrassed when watching the movie with his wife. “Firstly, I’ve never done intimate scenes like these on screen. I’m a family man with a wife and a son. And to watch the scenes with my parents at the premiere gave me the shivers. What would they think? On top of it all, it was our marriage anniversary. What a gift for my wife,” he says. The film also stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anil Kapoor.
Zayed was also the special guest on Kaante Ki Takkar this Saturday. He seemed to be captivated by pretty host Purbi Joshi – but then who isn’t? He was also impressed on the show by comedian Shakeel Siddique and hugged him at the end of his performance.