Tina Ahuja said her father did not recommend her nor ask Salman Khan to launch her the way Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi was launched in “Dabangg”.
Tina Ahuja told PTI in an interview:
“It was said that my dad asked him (Salman) to launch me. But it is not true. That was just a rumour. I was never going to be launched by him. It was all created by media.”
She made the comment when speculations were rife about her being launched by Salman Khan, when she accompanied him to the IIFA Awards 2015 held in Malayasia last week.
Tina Ahuja is making her bollywood debut with the movie named ‘Second Hand Husband’ opposite Gippy Grewal which will be released on 3rd July.
Reportedly, Salman wanted to launch Tina Ahuja in the year 2010 for his movie ‘Dabangg,’ but he launched Sonakshi Sinha.
Salman Khan is known foor launching many new faces in Bollywood which include Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Athiya Shetty, Suraj Pancholi, Sonakshi Sinha, Zarine Khan and many more.
According to the PTI, when asked about Salman, the upcoming actress said, “I have met him (Salman) just two-three times. I was too shy to talk to him. I don’t know what to say to him. He is my father’s friend, not mine.”