Salman gets shy when people touch him-Vaibhavi Merchant
Vaibhavi Merchant shares her experience while shooting the now famous Mashaallah song
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 14, 2012)
The song Mashallah may be beginning to gain popularity but it was surely not shot in a day. Choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant recollects the four days of sweat and grime that went behind the recently launched EK Tha Tiger number.
“I first heard the song in Salman’s (Khan) vanity van at YRF Studios along with Sajid Wajid. I knew I couldn’t make him do ‘tapori’ steps like pulling his pants. I knew it had to cater to the masses but in a stylish way,” says Vaibhavi.
With Salman, she shares a comfortable chemistry. “You have to pamper him a lot. If he likes you, he will do anything. He is all heart. He is always on auto-pilot. I never rush him and give him his time,” she adds.
But not everybody could get close to the actor. “Salman has a certain aura. People don’t go too close. So, whenever, we had to change his dupatta or his look, my team would refuse to go to his van. I became his makeup artist and costume designer. But I realised that he feels very shy when people touch him,” reveals Vaibhavi.
About Katrina Kaif, she added, “I made her do an Arabic curve called Taksim Maya. Usually, it’s done standing up. She had to do it lying down. She is extremely hard working.”
The song was shot at Film City and the timing was very crucial, explains Vaibhavi, “Though the preparations began by noon, we would start rolling only by 3.30 pm. We had to finish by 6 pm for the perfect light.”
Vaibhavi has also shot La Pata, a romantic number, in Cuba.
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