Why Salman really watched the WC final

Mumbai: Salman Khan, who returns to the big screen on Eid in the remake of a southern super hit film Bodyguard, watched the last two matches of the Cricket World Cup intently to get a drift of the job on hands of the security men, who were managing a lot of VVIPs, moving along with the general crowd in the stadium.

Salman wanted to observe the bodyguards of the VVIPs and the SPG (Special Protection Group), highly trained security personnel, in charge of the security for the Prime Minister and the likes of Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.

The superstar wanted to see how they manage the VVIPs in a crowd situation, and how they move about in the crowd, and how they take care of these important people as these were the real bodyguards. Salman wanted to make the most of the situation, by noticing them while on the job, sources close to the actor said.

In fact, these observations benefited Salman immensely. He has even made subtle changes in his bodyguard character where required, for the film after observing these men at work.

"Salman Khan wanted to know the body language of SPG. These guys are trained to blend and protect Z plus personalities. All protection is an eye play. Salman, though not a frantic cricket buff watched the Indo-Pak match without missing a second," said producer Atul Agnihotri.