Katrina Kaif shot to fame after she was cast as Salman Khan's leading lady in the 2005 movie 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya'. The actress, who is currently shooting for her upcoming movie 'Tiger Zinda Hai' with him, has often expressed how she will forever be grateful for his contribution in her career.
In a recent interview, the porcelain beauty recalled a rather interesting incident from the past and said, "He always had a lot of belief in me. I was to be a part of the movie, 'Saaya', Anurag Basu was the director, John Abraham was the hero and I was cast in the film. I was called one night for a shot. It was a silent shot, that too, I was playing a ghost. It was a passing shot. After shooting for two days, I was told I am chucked out. When I left the room, I started crying, I was bawling my eyes out."
She continued, "Sometime in the day, I met Salman. I am weeping, and he's just laughing. I started to think he's so mean. I'm thinking my career is over and I've been chucked out from my first film and it's the end of my life and he's laughing? He finally gave in and calmed me down saying, you don't understand, this doesn't mean anything. I know where you're going to go from here, these things happen, I don't have an answer, but these things happen, you'll see. Just keep your focus and work hard."
Well, Katrina did prove Salman right in the end, don't you think?(Alo check out! IN PICS: Salman Khan swaps his SUV for an auto rickshaw ride)