Salman Khan never forgets Katrina Kaif’s Birthday, Sings “Happy Birthday” song for her in NYC

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Birthday celebrations for Katrina Kaif, who turns 34 on July 16, have already begun and former beau Salman Khan just took them up a notch.

Salman Khan, katrina kaif at IIFA

Whether you remember or not, Salman Khan sure does remember her birthday and it appears that Katrina’s special day is the only date registered with prominence in his memory. Katrina and Salman, co-stars and rumoured exes, are currently in New York for the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards and attended a press conference on Thursday morning.

Salman Khan, katrina kaif at IIFA

The 51-year-old superstar was on stage and talking about how big and spectacular this year’s show would be when he failed to recall exactly when the IIFA awards is scheduled for. This is how Salman started off: “IIFA is going to be fabulous. We promise you, it’s going to be incredible. It’s going to be one of the best IIFAs on this date of…” That is when Anupam Kher and Varun Dhawan, who were also attending the interactive session, came to his rescue. Salman quickly dissolved the situation saying Katrina’s birthday is the only date he remembers.

“I am not good with dates, not good with dates at all. Seriously. The only one date I remember right now is Katrina’s birthday. Katrina’s birthday is on July 16, so let’s sing for her right now,” Salman said.

He then started singing “Happy Birthday to you… Happy Birthday dear Katrina”, before moving forward to give her a side hug and a peck on the cheek.

Salman Khan, katrina kaif at IIFA

Joining Salman was a choir of celebs comprising Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sushant Singh Rajput and Varun Dhawan.

Katrina, who will celebrate her birthday in the Big Apple, smiled away. Clad in an orange dress, Katrina looked pretty as she took on the centre stage with Salman. The 51-year-old actor chose a suit for the event.

Salman Khan, katrina kaif at IIFA

Later, at a limited media gathering, when Katrina was asked a memorable thing she did when she was 18, she said: “I met Salman.”

When Salman was asked what he is planning to do for Katrina’s birthday, he Katrina said: “It’s not a national event….”

Salman then promptly quipped: “India mein toh chhutti hai… Ab US mein bhi ho jaayega (It’s a holiday in India, and it might happen in US too).”

The duo will be seen together in “Ek Tha Tiger” sequel “Tiger Zinda Hai”. The film is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Katrina Kaif’s new film “Jagga Jasoos” hit screens today. She co-stars with Ranbir Kapoor in the Anurag Basu-directed film.

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