Katrina Kaif

Salman Khan says he thinks Katrina Kaif (right), his “Tiger Zinda Hai” co-star, is a dancer in Bollywood who beats "hollow" the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. (Tiger Zinda Hai/Twitter photo)

MUMBAI—Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who will be seen on screen once again with Katrina Kaif in "Tiger Zinda Hai," says Kaif’s dedication has helped her become a dancer who beats "hollow" the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.

Salman Khan has worked with Katrina in films like "Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya," "Partner," "Yuvvraaj" and "Ek Tha Tiger."

"She (Katrina) knows her limitations and works hard to achieve what she can't do. When she joined the industry, she couldn't dance. Today she is one of the best dancers we have. Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, girls who are considered dancers I think she beats them hollow," Khan said in an interview to Vogue India's December 2017 issue.

"Tiger Zinda Hai," a sequel to the box office franchise that sees Khan as a RAW agent falling in love with a Pakistani spy played by Katrina Kaif, gave them a chance to be back together on set after five years.

What makes them such a hit on-screen couple?

Salman Khan said: "I don't think we consider ourselves exceptionally beautiful or talented. I think we both just see ourselves as normal people who lucked out."

On the personal front with Kaif, Khan said: "I take advice from her, but every time she has advised me on a movie or taken me to watch a movie, it has been a disaster."

Little is known about their first meeting, except that Katrina Kaif was barely 18.

Recounting the experience, Salman Khan said: "It was at a small get-together. She had come home for a party, and I thought she was one of the sweetest girls ever. She knew my sister and all my friends, but she didn't know me."

The magazine, with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif on the cover, will hit the stands on Dec. 4.

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