Suddenly in the middle of the shooting, late in the evening Salman received a call. He immediately called for his car and informed the crew he had to leave. Fearing a family crisis unit members rushed to his side only to be told that they needed to drive back from Panvel to the Wellington Khar Gymkhana to entertain a large number of kids.
Says a close friend of Salman, “He"s always doing such things. But this instance took the cake. Salman simply stopped shooting, got into the car and rushed from his farmhouse in Panvel to entertain approximately 400 kids who had gathered at the Gymkhana to sing and dance on stage."
Apparently the kids refused to perform on stage until their Salman Uncle was called to dance with them. In desperation one of the organizers somehow got hold of Salman"s number and called. At first Salman begged off saying it would take him a good 4 hours to reach Khar even if he stopped the shooting immediately and left.
“But when he heard how desperate the situation was and that the kids refused to go on stage without him Salman immediately drove off from Panvel leaving director Anil Sharma and the rest of the crew open-mouthed in disbelief. Salman slept in the car until he reached the Gymkhana where the kids were waiting for him. He danced on stage for a good hour and then drove back to his shooting," says the friend. No wonder this Khan continues to be a favorite among kids.
Not too many actors would pack up an important shooting schedule just to please a cluster of clamoring kids. But that"s exactly what Salman Khan did on Tuesday evening when he was doing patchwork shooting for his home production Veer at the Khans" farmhouse in the outskirts of Mumbai Panvel.