Throwback, when Vidya Balan teases Salman Khan for a painting of Katrina Kaif which looked more like her

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Published by Diya Khetrapal on 26 Apr 2021

Salman Khan was once mocked by Vidya Balan about a portrait he painted of Katrina Kaif that ended up looking more like her. When she came to promote Kahaani 2 on Bigg Boss 10 a few years back, they had a conversation regarding this.

According to a video recently posted by a fan group, Salman told Vidya, “Main painting karta hoon aur ek din maine Katrina ka portrait banaya (I paint and I once made a portrait of Katrina). Katrina said, ‘Who is this?’ I said, ‘You.’ She said, ‘This is not me, this looks like Vidya Balan.’”

“Really? Yeh kab ki baat hai (When did this incident take place)?” Vidya asked as she burst out laughing. Salman said that it was some time ago.

“Mera kuch kehne ka mann ho raha hai but sahas nahi kar raha (I want to say something but I don’t have the courage to),” she said. However, seconds later, she teased, “Woh dirty picture toh nahi thi (Was it a ‘dirty picture’)?” Her joke was a play on the title of her film, The Dirty Picture, for which she won a National Award.

Although the Sultan actor said that the painting was based on a photograph taken of Katrina Kaif by photographer JP Singhal, it somehow managed to look a lot like Vidya. “Kya baat hai! Main aapke dil mein hoon, aapne bataya nahi (Wow! I am in your heart, you did not tell me),” she said, to which he quipped, “Lekin samajh mein nahi aata (But I don’t understand it).” He was making a reference to his popular dialogue from Kick: “Dil mein aata hoon, samajh mein nahi (I am in the heart but difficult to understand).”

Salman and Vidya have previously been seen in a few common films such as Nikkhil Advani’s Salaam-e-Ishq in 2007. However, they were not paired together. She was cast opposite John Abraham, and he was paired with Priyanka Chopra.

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