Salman seems to have taken Asin completely under his wings. Earlier this month, he not only took her on a safari in the National Park - just the two of them - he also looked after her constantly when she fell ill shooting for Ready.
Is Asin going the Priyanka Chopra way? Driving herself to a nervous exhaustion. Like Priyanka, Asin's mom is a doctor.
Laughs Asin palely, "So the warnings are being served up with stern regularity. I know I've been overdoing it. But it couldn't be helped. I fell ill because of the round-the-clock shoots and the weather change. I was doing two shifts a day. I was doing my makeup at 6am to start shooting for ads and photo sessions by 7pm and that too in the chilly outdoors. Then I'd head to Film City to shoot for Ready with Salman."
By now it is clearly established that there are two Salman Khans: the slap-happy one and the sensitive caring soul whose heart bleeds for others. It was the gentle caring side of Salman which surfaced last week on the sets of Anees Bazmee's Ready when Asin fell ill with exhaustion-induced fever. Since the shooting could not be stopped (the climax involving approximately 25 actors was being shot) Salman not only made sure Asin was comfortable, he would check on her every hour to ensure she had her food and medicines.
Says a source, "This was an incredibly compassionate side to Salman. He would keep inquiring about how Asin was feeling. And he told the director Anees Bazmee to make the shots shorter so as to not strain her. And since they were doing a wedding sequence he even joked that it's every husband's kartavya to look after his ailing wife."
Weak and recovering slowly Asin says, "Salman was so caring, it was scary! The climax was being shot for the last ten days. My mother is a doctor, so she immediately put me on antibiotics and ordered that I stay home. That was impossible. But while shooting through my illness I found a very desirable substitute to mother-care. Salman was literally there to look after me. He made sure I ate properly and that I had my medicine on time. He kept checking on me constantly. I've realized he's all heart."
More pleasant time spent with Salman? Smiles Asin, "I shot at the National Park for a jungle sequence with him. After pack up I went for a Safari with Salman. That was the best part of last week before I fell ill. I love nature and its majesty.