Since Saturday evening, Salman Khan has been living it up with local families, in particular the kids, in Manali, flaunting a `Kullu’ cap gifted to him by a local at Bhuntar airport.”Welcoming a guest with a Kullu cap is a sign of love and respect in Himachal. Salman who knew this, accepted the gift, and invited the fans who’d danced to a local song with dhols and percussion instruments at the airport, to join him for lunch too,” a source from the sets informed Mirror.
The following day, another large group of fans landed on the sets of Kabir Khan’s Tubelight and the actor greeted them warmly, changing into the Himachali attire they’d got him and accepting a handmade white shawl graciously.He even made his director and crew dress up in pahadi wear.
Salman had been welcomed in Kashmir the same way when he’d arrived in 2014 for Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He’d mingled with the locals, promoted the state on social media and adopted an entire village. That was the plan for his Kashmir schedule this time too. The unit was to film extensively over one-long schedule in the Valley since Kabir Khan’s historical-drama unfolds during the 1962 SinoIndian war and marks the Bollywood debut of Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. But the constant curfews and unrest in Kashmir over the last four months led to a change of plans for the filmmaker.
After the first 20-day schedule wrapped up in Leh-Ladakh on August 14, the unit has shifted to Manali where the second schedule kicked off on September 3. During the next four weeks they’ll be filming in Naggar, Lahaul-Spiti valley, Rohtang Pass and Solang Nullah. Buzz is, the last schedule will be shot in Kashmir.