Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan were once one of the most sought-after couples in Bollywood. However, the duo remained close friends even after calling it quits following a few years of dating. While their relationship was rumoured to have ended on a sour note, Kat recently opened up about Salman being a true friend. Speaking at the India Today Conclave this week, she said, "It’s a friendship that’s lasted 16 years. He's a true friend. He's a solid person who is there for you when you need it. He may not be in touch with you all the time but he stands besides his friends."
Singing praises for her Bharat co-star, the B-town diva stated, “He will always be a dear friend of mine.” The former flames have worked together on films such as Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Tees Maar Khan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Ek Tha Tiger and Partner.
Their recently released film Bharat became one of the biggest hits of 2019 and soared at the box office for months after hitting cinema screens. It’s also being touted as the highest-grossing Hindi film outside of India.
On the work front, Katrina currently busy shooting for filmmaker Rohit Shetty's directorial Sooryavanshi opposite Akshay Kumar. "Sooryavanshi has a really interesting story and I've always loved Rohit's films," Katrina said earlier, without divulging many details about her character in the film. Salman has his hands full for the third installment of the Dabangg franchise opposite actor Sonakshi Sinha. The action comedy brings him back in the world famous avatar of Chulbul Pandey. He will be seen in another Prabhudheva-helmed film, which is slated to release on Eid 2020. The details related to the movie are still under wraps. The actor recently came under fire from a student union in Punjab and received death threats. However, the matter is still in court. Meanwhile, he failed to appear before the court today for his hearing regarding the blackbuck killing case.