But what happened? During the event, Neil started talking about Salman and said how ‘Bhai’ was an idol and he as a child adored Hum Aapke Hain Koun. At this point, Salman turned around and told Neil, “Main nahi, Sooraj hai (I am not your brother, Sooraj is).” This left the young actor very confused and red-faced.
A source close to Salman reveals, “Salman doesn’t like being called ‘Bhai’. He has made it clear everyone who addresses him as that, but it seems some people don’t understand. His reason is simple, he already has two brothers at his home and he doesn’t need any more.” Apparently Salman had warned Neil earlier as well, but the young actor wanted to flatter the superstar in public. But instead, “Neil got it back in full public view.