Bodyguard is close to Salman Khan for reasons more than one. The actor apart from having to maintain his successful streak had to help establish his sister Alvira and brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri’s career as producers with the project. And Salman has worked hard on it.
But thanks to his extra-critical nature and also the fact that the actor has failed to report on the sets on time more often than not the film is still far from complete.
The fact that Bodyguard has been scheduled for an Eid release later this month has made producer Agnihotri sit up and work out an unique idea to motivate his lead actor to finish the film on time.
Agnihotri has started wearing a T-shirt to the sets of the film that says ‘Bodyguard releasing this Eid’. He has also asked the crew members to follow his example.
A source revealed, “Salman has always taken his own sweet time to come on the sets of his films. However, for Bodyguard Salman has gone out of his way to finish it on time.
Even though when he had to promote his production Chillar Party, he took time out to come back to Mumbai and shoot for the film. But it was a difficult film to shoot and thus certain portions are still remaining to be completed.”
“Atul has now devised this unique plan to help remind people on the sets and motivate them to work harder towards the release of the film. He got t-shirts made that read: Bodyguard releasing this Eid. Everyone on the sets even started joking that Atul wears the T-shirt just to remind Salman that he has to finish the film on time,” added the source.
In fact, the ploy seems to have worked. “Salman shot the film in double shifts. He even worked at 14-16 hour stretches to finish the film,” said the source.
In fact, Salman stayed back in the house created in Filmcity as part of the sets in order not to waste time travelling from his Bandra residence to the studio everyday. Atul’s idea seems to have worked really well.
When contacted, Atul Agnihotri, said, “We have made various T-Shirts as merchandise for Ganpati and Eid festivals and nothing else.