Before the Ek Tha Tiger released Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif had attended a ritual by their business manager's mother at her home. This is a ritual she usually engages in before most movie releases. The woman had applied a red tika a little high above on the for head close to her hair, unsuspectingly. Katrina who had played bribe in many movies already had been accustomed to such “red tika” and had not paid heed to the holy red powder but paparazzi had decided to take their bite off the story and doctor it to provoke interest in the fans waiting for the news of a relationship between Salman and Katrina.
The media had emphasized on eying both of then carefully thereafter. The media speculated that this could be a tactic for promotion or could even be a secret wedding. Katrina who had been braving comments often asking her if there was something still going on between herself and her ex-beau Salman Khan had broken down later at a YRF screening where she leaned on Salman's shoulders and wailed “Why do they do this to me? Am I that kind of girl?!" She had also placed a few calls to ensure that the videos and pictures are not circulated in the media. Yash Raj, himself had taken to his heels to stop the videos of the incident going online and block them.
Katrina was disconsolate even after all the attempts. She is packing her bags to leave for Chicago in a couple of days for the shooting of Dhoom 3. After the incident, Salman who had been her shoulder to cry on also helped her to his car and drove her from the scene. He also said that she had to learn from his experiences and asked her to relax.
Ek Tha Tiger her recent hit had become her greatest commercial movie of all times which had been breaking every record within just days of its launch.