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Salman Khan, the man of masses

By: By: Upala KBR, <a href="http://www.mid-day.com/" target="_blank">Mid-Day</a>
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Salman travels by ferry from bungalow in Gorai to sets in Madh everyday.

PS: The locals aren't complaining!

Salman Khan has been shooting for Ready in Madh Island for the last eight days. Since commuting to and fro his home in Bandra takes too long, he has been staying at his Gorai beach bungalow, and has been travelling by a ferry to his location everyday. Much to the delight of the locals.

The shooting of the film was delayed due to Salman's eye injury. He finally began shooting from November 3. The crew has been shooting at Cherish Studios. While everyone knows about Khan's farmhouse in Panvel, few people know about his spacious bungalow in Gorai beach.

The actor saves four hours of commute time by staying close to the location instead of staying at his Bandra home. The ride from his bungalow to the sets is 45 minutes. So, the actor takes the ferry to Madh, which takes 15 minutes.

Man of the masses

Says a source from the production, "Bhai has no hang-ups about using public transport. He's at ease with the crowds. They come and talk to him. He is truly a man of the masses he cycles on busy roads, travels by ferry and hops into an auto-rickshaw not caring a whit about his image."

Producer Bhushan Kumar says, "Salmanbhai is fully charged about Ready and gives it his maximum time. He's doing music sittings on the set with Pritam (music director), Anees Bazmee (director) and me."

The Madh shoot ended yesterday. Now the unit will shift to Mumbai. The set will change by November 25 after which the unit will return to Madh. A large portion of the film has already been shot in Sri Lanka.

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