Salman Khan is known for his candid nature and his "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" co-actor Neil Nitin Mukesh reportedly got to know it in a not-so-pleasant manner.
According to a report in SKJ Bollywood, Salman recently left Neil embarrassed at a promotional event of "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" when the latter addressed him as "Bhai".
Neil, who will be seen as Salman's step-brother in the upcoming film, was praising the superstar, saying that "Bhai" was an idol for him and he was a huge fan of "Hum Aapke Hain Koun" during his childhood.
However, Salman apparently did not like Neil addressing him as "Bhai" and interrupted him saying that he is not his "Bhai", the report stated. This comment from Salman reportedly left Neil confused and red-faced.
"Neil got it back in full public view. Salman hates sycophancy. Unfortunately his durbar consists of yes-men and yes-women, colleagues and co-stars who laugh uproariously at his poorest jokes. He knows they are doing it to please him and he hates it," the report quoted a source close to Salman as saying.
The report also stated that Salman had warned his "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" co-actor earlier not to call him "Bhai" and he has a reason for that.
"Salman doesn't like being called 'Bhai'. He has made it clear repeatedly to anyone who addresses him as such. His reasoning is simple. He already has two brothers at home. He doesn't need more," the source added.
Neil was recently in the news after he told Mumbai Mirror that he has been offered a role in "Game of Thrones" and he will be part of the Hollywood show. However, the actor was vehemently trolled on Twitter after HBO confirmed that he was never offered a role in the same.
Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" also features Sonam Kapoor and is slated to be released on 12 November.