Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif meet ‘most charming’ Turkish minister Mehmet Ersoy, reveal their love for ‘Ertugrul’


A video of Salman Khan and Katrina Khan speaking to media in the presence of Turkish Minister Mehmet Ersoy has gone viral on social media. In the video, both Salman and Katrina are seen showering praises on Turkish art as they declared Ersoy the ‘most charming’ person.

Turkish Minister Mehmet Ersoy

Addressing the media, Salman said, “…Seven years ago, they still look the same. Nothing’s changed, which means the weather is good, the weather condition is good…I like people here, I like the location. That’s why I would come back here. It’s really warm, lots of hospitable people.”

Immediately after Salman finished his sentence, the minister asked the Indian stars, “What’s the most charming thing for you in Istanbul and Turkey?” Without letting the minister complete his question, Salman interrupted to say, “You are, minister, you are.” This left Ersoy in splits as Salman and Katrina too burst into laughter.”

Katrina then revealed how she was a huge fan of the Turkish historical fiction drama series Ertugrul. She said, “Ertugrul is my favourite series…I’ve watched the all 89 episodes…I absolutely love that series. That’s one of my favourites.”

Salman said that his mother too was a big fan of Ertugrul. He said that Katrina was a big fan of Turkish actors.

The Turkish minister urged both Salman and Katrina to visit Turkey for a holiday. “This is the second time, this is your professional visit. But the third time, I really wish that you come for a holiday, ok? For relaxing, for discovering Turkey.”

Both Salman and Katrina replied in unison, “Yes, definitely.”

Last year, Turkey’s First Lady Emine Erdogan had invited Bollywood actor Aamir Khan at her residence in Istanbul before taking to social media to share her excitement on meeting the popular Indian actor.

Both Salman and Katrina are in Turkey for the shooting of their next film, which is the sequel to Tiger Zinda Hai.