He came to the sangeet in a blue tee and jeans. When he stepped out at 4.30 am in a white shirt and high spirits, the press and TV cameramen knew big things were about to happen. The action began when a journo unwisely asked if Sallu had got the chance at the sangeet to patch-up with SRK. Visibly irritated by the question, Salman looked like he might pounce on the journo… but instead looked for his car. Nowhere in sight! Any other Bollywood biggie might have gone back inside, called for the car, and then given the driver hell.
Not Salman, he does things differently. Hailing a passing auto, he jumped in beside the driver and asked the astonished man to speed away. The media gave chase. Somewhere along the route, taking a leaf out of Michael Schumacher’s book, Salman asked the autowallah to surrender the controls to him. And he zipped off into the night. The story ended with his car being spotted and Salman Khan giving the autowallah a generous baksheesh. Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladak, of course, missed the scene… but it provided the extra show to their sangeet on Thursday night.