Katrina Kaif's former boyfriend Salman Khan recently came to the actress' rescue, immensely.boosting her morale 

When Katrina made news for being rated as the worst actress by her Bollywood counterparts in Karan Johar's talk show, the actress put up a brave front and shrugged off the criticisms calmly.

But a similar incident was recorded when Salman questioned Johar to rank actresses on their credibility in a recent awards show. When the filmmaker responded by placing the superstar's ex-girlfriend at the bottom, Salman requested him to rank Katrina better.

The "Dhoom 3" actress when informed of Salman's generous gesture was moved. Katrina is said to have smiled at her former boyfriend's comment. "If Salman has said that then it is a very important thing. We should always respect what Salman says," The Times of India quoted the actress.

The actress' acting prowess has been criticised heavily for her plastic and stone-faced expressions. Critics have often term the actress as just a pretty face.

However, with Salman extending support to Katrina, it is evident that the actor is still protective of his former lover.

Interestingly, the "Dabangg" star's attitude towards his other ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also similar. In the same event when Johar said he would like to be reborn as Aishwarya Rai, the superstar corrected him adding her full name "Aishwarya Rai Bachchan."

The 48-year-old superstar has always maintained a dignified stand when it comes to his former girlfriends. Salman is still friends with ex Sangeeta Bjlani, who has been spotted at numerous Khan family functions.

The actor in his debut appearance in "Koffee with Karan" had stated that he held each of his ex flames in high regard and gave them privacy with respect to their present life.