What to Read Next

Why Salman watched the World cup?

Kunal Guha
Yahoo! India Movies
12 April 2011

Salman Khan may not be the biggest cricket fan in the film fraternity. However, he stayed glued to the TV screen when India played the semis and then the finals of the cricket World Cup. And there is a singular reason for his peculiar behaviour demonstrated by our Bollywood’s bad boy.

Salman, who returns to the big screen this Eid, in the remake of a southern super hit film Bodyguard, watched the last two matches of the cricket world cup intently, as there were lots of VVIPs in the stadium, moving along with the general crowds. Salman wanted to observe and learn the body language and behaviour of the bodyguards of these VVIPs and the SPG (Special Protection Group), a highly trained security personnel, in charge of the security for the Prime Minister and the likes of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Salman wanted to observe how they manage the VVIPs in a crowd situation, and how they move about in the crowd and attend to their clients, and what better way than to by study them while they’re on the job.

In fact, these observations benefitted Salman immensely. He has even made subtle changes in his character in Bodyguard, following the cricket matches. Says Atul Agnihotri, producer of  
Bodyguard, "Salman Khan wanted to understand the body language of the SPG. These guys are trained to blend and protect Z-plus personalities. So Salman, though not a frantic cricket buff, watched the India-Pakistan match without missing even a second."

Are You Parenting a Teenager?

Raising teenagers can be challenging. If you need help understanding why your teens do the things they do, sign up for our free teen email series.

Loudoun’s Lowest Priced 3-Level Garage Townhomes

Westridge in Aldie offers the lowest-priced, 3-level townhomes from the upper $200s. The Hepburn offers optional 4th level lofts & outdoor decks!

Save Big on Top Brands at Sears Today

Save On Top Brands and Shop Everything From Appliances, Apparel, Lawn and Garden, Tools and more. 1 store Over 100 million items. It s all at Sears!

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Got the Need for Speed?

Get on the fast track to a great career. Click here to learn more about training at MMI

Get vitamins here. Change lives everywhere.

For kids like Rosemary, proper nutrition makes a big difference. See how you can help kids everywhere just by buying your vitamins at Walgreens.

Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

United States drivers are surprised that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this...

Online Personal Loans: Compare Rates and Save

You don't have to leave your couch to get the money you need. LendingTree makes it easy to compare lenders and save. Today's rate as low as 5.99% APR.

Windshield Repair & Replacement VA/DC/MD

Same Day Service. We Come to You. All Insurance Accepted...We Can Even Process Your Claim for You!

Switch and save!

Switch to Progressive and you could save an average of $548.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Apply for Your Card Today.

Attn Home Owners Who Never Miss a Payment.

Home Owners who have not missed a payment in 3 years or more need to read this. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home there is a solution.

Find Your High School Yearbook

View class yearbooks online free. Reminisce & buy a reprint today.

Consolidate your Student Loans by Refinancing

Refinance your student loans to a lower rate with SoFi. Find out how much you can save!