Priya Gupta, TNN | Jul 7, 2013
Salman Khan shares a very good equation with the Babbars. The actor had campaigned for Raj Babbar during the last Lok Sabha elections in his constituency, Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh).
This had even helped Raj win the seat.
Salman has also acted with Arya Babbar in Ready(2011). And when Shatrughan Sinha dropped out of Bodyguard(2011) where he was to play Kareena Kapoor’s father, Salman had requested Raj to step in.
Raj did so graciously and didn’t charge a single penny for it. But Salman had gifted him aluxury car as a token of appreciation.
Now, we hear,Nadira Babbar, a powerhouse theatre performer and director, who has restricted her film appearances to the minimum — she was last seen in Bride and Prejudice (2004) — is playing Salman’s mother in Mental.
The schedule is currently on in Hyderabad. Nadira was overheardtelling a friend, “Working with Salman has been such fun that it makes me wonder why I stayed away from films all my life !”