Says an insider, “Asin and Salman have come very close since the time they started shooting in Sri Lanka and Thailand.
It started when they spent hours not just working together but also working out together in the gym there. Asin first started asking Salman for some fitness tips. Soon, he turned into her fitness trainer.
Apparently, there is also a scene in the film where both are working out together.”
Asin says, “Yes Salman has given me a lot of workout tips, one of which included concentrating on larger muscle work outs.”
The source adds, “The two are often seen hitting the gym together when they were not shooting. He has even recommended her to a few producer friends.”
Sri Lankan sojourn
Asin narrates a story of how enthusiastic Salman is about his workouts. “We were shooting in Sri lanka and in one scene we were working out and Paresh Rawal walks in.
I was cycling and he was doing push ups. Suddenly, he jumped onto my cycle! I was shocked. How could we both do the same exercise on one cycle?”
However, she adds, “But lately, he has been tempting me with food including his delicious ghar ka khaana. Also, he knows I can’t say no to Rollie’s Ice Cream. You don’t get it in Mumbai and I don’t know where he gets it from for me.”
Talking about her relationship with Salman, Asin gushes, “We are friendly but I can’t call him a good friend. He is an extremely supportive co-star and a great person.
What I like the most about him is that he’s very forthright and has no pretenses. Salman has no facade.
It’s difficult to find such qualities in showbiz especially for someone like him who has been here so long and to still maintain them.”