Misleading headline on Salman Khan’s wedding with Katrina Kaif trends on Google News


While Salman Khan has till date not confirmed any plans to get married, the news about his planned wedding with Katrina Kaif on Eid this year became a top trend on Google news on Sunday. This was after International Business Times flashed a report headline “Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif to get married on Eid this year?”

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No sooner did the story trend as a top news item on Google News, almost every Indian news website rushed to cover the story, albeit with a changed headline. The story by International Business Times was about Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif shooting a wedding dance sequence for their upcoming film Bharat, which will be released during this year’s Eid.

This is precisely what other media outlets correctly headlined. For example, Times Now’s headline said, “Bharat: Salman Khan and Katerina Kaif shoot for wedding song.” Times of India’s headline read, “Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to shoot a wedding number for Bharat.” Filmfare website flashed, “Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif shoot for a wedding song together.”

The original source of the news story was a report by DNA website, which had quoted a source as saying, “There are several tracks in the film, featuring on different actors but the one that’s being shot right now is a wedding number. It’s an upbeat song that gives out the festival feel as well. A lot of flowers and other decorations are being used. This will also be Salman and Kat’s second song in the film, after the one they shot in Malta.”

The wedding song is being choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. Apart from Katrina Kaif, who had replaced Priyanka Chopra in the film, Bharat also has Disha Patani, Suniel Grover, Tabu and Jackie Shroff in key roles. The film is based on the Korean hit film Ode to my Father. 

The trailer teaser video of the film was released last month. Salman’s character in patriotic avatar had left his fans awestruck.

Salman Khan reportedly dated Katrina for a long time after his famous split with Aishwarya Rai. However, he also split with Katrina, who was later rumoured to be dating Ranbir Kapoor. The two split as Ranbir moved on with a new relationship with actress Alia Bhatt. Despite his split with Katrina, Salman has often enjoyed a cordial relationship with his co-star. The two had even performed together on Da-Bangg tour in North America last year.